KIOGA Education Foundation


KIOGA Education Foundation

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

Types of Support

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:

  • Field Trips
  • Dot & Dash Robots
  • Robotics Competition Expenses
  • Math & Science Critical Thinking Tools
  • Math Teaching Aids
  • Leadership Camp Costs
  • 3D Printers

How You Can Help

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
Email: [email protected]

For any questions regarding donating to KEF, contact Mark Shreve 316-264-6366.

Why Give?

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:

  1. STEM lessons focus on real-world issues and problems
  2. STEM lessons are guided by the engineering design process
  3. STEM lessons immerse students in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration
  4. STEM lessons involve students in productive teamwork
  5. STEM lessons apply rigorous math and science content your students are learning
  6. STEM lessons allow for multiple right answers and reframe failure as a necessary part of learning.