As a benefit to membership, the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (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. You must be a current MAST member to apply. To join MAST, please see our website below: MassScienceTeach.org
Every year five $200 awards will be presented to applicants who demonstrate the use/value of a particular item for their students and science education.
Within a year and a half, recipients are required to share evidence of student engagement. Possible presentation forms may include photographs, videos or posts on social media or the website, a poster for a MAST annual conference, or a presentation at that conference. Evidence may include photographs, drawings, quotes, videos, essays, artwork, etc. Awardees will receive complimentary attendance to the MAST Annual conference to share their work.
If you would like to see a list of previous winners and the items they purchased please view this document: https://tinyurl.com/GETExamples
Some examples of non-consumable items:
Science equipment: temperature probes, microscopes, balances, etc
Lab Materials: rocks and mineral samples, motors, etc
Technology: thermal camera, build-able technology kits, robotics kits
Resources: textbooks/leveled readers/non-fiction texts
2021 GET google form application: https://forms.gle/mvmPz4SLYQ2nEBFL9
2021 Elaine Adams google form application: https://forms.gle/2Ed6MeymyhTRGDUX9