RESEARCH TRIANGLE FUND, N.C. – The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) grants. The grants provide up to $180,000 over three years of funding for out-of-school time activities for North Carolina K-12 students.
Since the program’s inception in 1996, BWF has awarded 250 grants totaling $37.7 million to 110 organizations that have reached more than 43,000 North Carolina students.
“This year’s selections reflect the breadth of out-of-school time outreach and partnerships across the state’s geography,” said Alfred Mays, Chief Diversity Officer, and senior program officer for the SSEP grants. “The programs leverage existing STEM resources to expand deeper access and opportunity for out-of-school time programming.”
SSEP awards support career-oriented and practical programs intended to provide creative science enrichment activities for students in K-12 education who have shown interest in STEM, as well as those perceived to have high potential.
After-school programs demonstrate value in helping to close opportunity gaps for underserved and underrepresented students. These programs enable students to participate in hands-on STEM activities and pursue inquiry-based avenues of exploration—an educational approach that BWF believes to be an effective way to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of the scientific process.
The recipients of the 2022 Student STEM Enrichment Program are:
Academy for Emerging Scholars Exploring Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Science Careers
Duke Research in Engineering Program
Elizabeth City State University
Introducing North Carolina Youth to Marine Science Careers and Critical Issues
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University’s STEM Enrichment and Exploration Camp (FSU-SEEC)
North Carolina A&T State University
The STEM of Polymers: A summer program in STEM Exploration for Middle School students
North Carolina State University
Falls Lake Partners in Forensic Science II
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Public Schools of Robeson County
Kids Who Code Robotics
University of North Carolina-Asheville
Insects Everywhere: Closing the STEM Achievement Gap for Migrant Children
Valence Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition*
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*Updated: 3 October 2022