Greater Lowell Community Foundation awards grant to support 6th annual Science and Engineering Fair for Lowell Public Schools
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to support the 6th annual Science and Engineering Fair for Lowell Public Schools.
“We want to encourage a passion for science and engineering among students in our community. By supporting these important learning opportunities, the Foundation seeks to further strengthen our community and support students.” says Greater Lowell Community Foundation President and CEO Jay Linnehan.
The grant award is part of the GLCF’s President’s Discretionary Fund that enables Foundation leadership to respond quickly to community needs.
The annual Lowell Public Schools Science and Engineering Fair recently held at Lowell High School, with students from all nine middle schools, Freshman Academy and Lowell High School presented projects they have been working on as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club. STEM club is overseen by at least one STEM adviser at each school who works with students weekly to prepare an independent research project that is displayed at the district fair. Many schools also have volunteer mentors, from around the community, who work with the advisers and students.
“The GLCF grant has helped over 200 students attend the Science and Engineering Fair by providing transportation, dinner and resources for student projects. We are grateful for the Foundation’s support,” said Martha Cohn, Coordinator of Science and Social Studies, PreK-12 Lowell Public Schools
This grant is one of the many grant programs offered through the Community Foundation. For more information on the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, visit www.glcfoundation.org.