information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Kelly
MATTESON, Ill. (July 29) — Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL02) announced last week that the Museum of Science and Industry has been awarded a second federal grant for STEM learning. The $98,157 grant will research and identify best practices used by STEM-centered schools to promote STEM equity and diversity.
In addition, the museum had received an earlier $1.2 million federal grant from the National Science Foundation that will allow the museum to directly connect students with specific field trip experiences linked to STEM careers.
“This latest research grant will study culturally-responsive programming with the goal of enhancing learning and increasing diversity in STEM-based schools,” said Congresswoman Kelly. “I’m pleased that the Museum of Science and Industry is committed to improving diversity in STEM education and the STEM workforce.”
The $98,157 grant was also awarded by the National Science Foundation, a government agency that funds research and education in the fields of science and engineering with the goal of advancing economic growth in America.