The Innovate Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the University of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education. Center Director Matthew Kloser says the gift will allow for the expansion of a fellowship program and additional opportunities to engage schools.
The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows Initiative launched last year. The two-and-a-half-year professional development program aims to show educators how to boost student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It targets a mix of early career and veteran STEM teachers serving students from a variety of backgrounds.
The Innovate Foundation, based in Palo Alto, California, supports "educational entrepreneurs" looking to improve student outcomes in low-income areas.