We are a 501 (c) (3) organization that conducts educational programs & provides educational materials relating to energy sources and processes. We have implemented a grant program to teachers and schools across Kansas for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related projects. KEF will work in conjunction with Kansas Strong and KIOGA to identify grant prospects. The grants will provide funding for items such as books, curriculum, equipment, field trips and supplies to help teachers implement STEM Education
To date, the KIOGA Educational Foundation has awarded several grants, totaling over $4,700. The grants have been used to provide the following types of support:
Consider making a yearly donation to KEF so that we can continue to help teachers and students with their STEM projects. Contact your school, talk to the teachers and let them know about the STEM grant program.
Donations can be sent directly to:
KIOGA Educational Foundation
1700 N. Waterfront Pkwy Bldg 1200
Wichita, KS 67206-6637
For any questions regarding donating to KEF, contact Mark Shreve 316-264-6366.
The study of the natural world.
One surprise—the STEM definition for technology includes any product made by humans to meet a want or need. (So much for all technology being digital.) A chair is technology; so is a pencil. Any product kids create to solve a problem can be regarded as technology.
The design process kids use to solve problems.
The language of numbers, shapes, and quantities that seems so irrelevant to many students.
STEM goes far beyond preparing students for specific jobs. STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives. It is a way to intentionally incorporate different subjects across an existing curriculum.
Characteristics of a great STEM lesson: