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Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant - Due June 15, 2020

All science educators are eligible to apply for the Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant, established in memory of Elaine Adams, Chemistry Teacher at Phillips Academy and one of the four founders of the former Science Teachers Area Resource Swap (STARS).

This year one $500 award will be presented to an applicant who proposes pursuing a professional development venture that is interesting and new for themselves and that has the potential to be of use/value for their students and science education. Recipients are expected to present a workshop at an upcoming MAST Conference. Prior winners may apply again but in the case of a tied decision, new awardees will be given priority over previous winners.

Here are some past examples of grant winners.

Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant 2020 Application

If you have any questions please contact Laura: awards@massscienceteach.org

Grants for Empowering Teachers (GET) - Due June 15, 2020

As a benefit to membership, MAST has established the GET opportunity for educators (formal and informal) to purchase non-consumable items that engage and enrich student learning. This grant opportunity is open to all MAST members, and this year five $200 awards will be presented to applicants who demonstrate the use/value of a particular item for their students and science education. 

Recipients are required to share evidence of student engagement. Possible presentation forms may include photographs and an article in the MASTHead, a poster/presentation for a MAST conference or event.  Evidence may include photographs, drawings, quotes, videos, essays, artwork, etc. Recipients are encouraged to post on social media and include a link to MAST grant webpage. Awardees will receive one day complimentary membership to a MAST event to share their work.

Examples of non-consumables:

·       Science equipment: microscopes, balances, etc

·       Lab Materials:  rocks and mineral samples, motors, etc

·       Technology: Probes, thermal camera, build-able technology kits, robotics kits

·       Resources: textbooks/leveled readers/non-fiction texts

Here are some examples of past grant winners.

GET 2020 Application

If you have any questions please contact Laura: awards@massscienceteach.org

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