MINNDEPENDENT Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Mini-Grant Program

MINNDEPENDENT launched its Science and Mathematics Initiative during the 2005-06 school year. The program matured quickly during the first five years, and in 2009 was transformed to include a new STEM Mini-Grant Program that supports curriculum development for its member schools.

The purpose of the MINNDEPENDENT STEM Initiative is to strengthen and enhance the teaching of STEM subjects at MINNDEPENDENT member schools. The Program is intended to support the development of new curriculum for hands-on student engagement projects in STEM for middle and high schools (grades 4-12) and the teacher professional development needed to implement this curriculum. The program also supports the acquisition of certain classroom resources and materials required for the new curriculum. 

Last year, we were delighted to present the very first STEM Mini-Grant awards, and