ISpace Receives Grant From Best Buy
NEWS RELEASE – January 14, 2020
CINCINNATI, OHIO – January 14, 2020 – iSPACE, the premier provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning in the Greater Cincinnati Region, has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Best Buy Foundation to support iSPACE’s collaboration with Science Olympiad.
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to creating a passion for science, improving the quality of science education, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science.
The interscholastic tournaments are held at the regional, state and national levels. The first National Science Olympiad tournament was held at Michigan State University in May 1985. Today, the culmination of nearly 300 regional and state tournaments is the Science Olympiad National Tournament.
In 2013, the Cincinnati Science Olympiad joined iSPACE, to ensure the long-term financial viability. Many volunteers from colleges and industries in the Cincinnati area gather each year to provide this opportunity for students, who will most likely become the science and technology leaders of tomorrow.
The Best Buy Foundation Community Grants program supports programs that help teens develop technology skills to prepare for college and careers. The Best Buy Foundation’s primary goal is to provide underserved teens with technology program to help develop 21st century skills and bridge the digital divide.
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place is a non-profit organization, serving the Greater Cincinnati Region. iSPACE programs are aligned with national and state educational standards and complement teaching curricula but they reach beyond the formal classroom setting to spark curiosity and inspire interest in STEM. For more information, visit iSPACEstem.org.
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