STEM Programs and Grants

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AAUW State College is committed to promoting interest and achievement among girls and women in the STEM areas—science, technology, engineering, and math. We are actively involved in several local STEM initiatives:

After-school STEM programs for Middle-School Girls

In conjunction with Centre County school districts, AAUW State College co-sponsors multi-week after-school programs with a STEM focus:

  • Bellefonte: Girls Love Science (GaLS)
  • State College: Challenging Science Investigations (CSI)

Let’s Read Math

Together with Schlow Centre Region Library and Discovery Space, AAUW State College co-sponsors a multi-week summer program for elementary-age children. The one-hour long program begins with the reading of a children’s book that highlights an interesting math or science concept and follows with an activity.

STEM Mini-Grant Program

AAUW State College awards grants of up to $500 to local organizations, schools, and groups that propose STEM programs that will positively impact Centre County girls or women.

Awardees are expected to acknowledge AAUW State College publicly for its support and to provide a brief follow-up report detailing the content, attendance demographics, and outcomes of the program.

Electronic proposals and questions can be emailed to us with AAUW State College STEM Mini-grant Proposal in the subject line.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

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