CINCINNATI, OHIO – June 27, 2019 – iSPACE, the premier provider of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning in the Greater Cincinnati Region, has been awarded a $45,000 grant by The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Charitable Contribution Fund to support iSPACE’s “Making Mathletes” project.
The funds will help iSPACE provide engaging, hands-on, minds-on LEGO math and engineering programs to approximately 500 second grade students and their teachers from schools with populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields. This project aims to lay a strong foundation in STEM, particularly math, while students are very young – building math skills, self-efficacy, interest and awareness of the importance and usefulness of math and STEM disciplines.
Ethicon, a medical device company of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies has been a long-time supporter of iSPACE and their efforts to reach under served students in the greater Cincinnati region. The Johnson & Johnson credo includes the phrase “We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well.” iSPACE is honored to be a part of how Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson choose to engage with the community here in Cincinnati.
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving the Greater Cincinnati Region. iSPACE programs are aligned with national and state educational standards and complement teaching curricula, but they reach beyond the formal classroom setting to spark curiosity and inspire interest in STEM. For more information, visit iSPACEstem.org.