Building STEM Classrooms Initiative
Free STEM classroom supplies, training, and STEM grants
The Synopsys Outreach Foundation aims to ignite, empower, and nurture students and educators to participate in project-based STEM. Each fall, we provide FREE STEM classroom supplies, teacher trainings, and project-based STEM program/event grants to Greater Bay Area (CA) educators.
Program open to the Greater Bay Area
Please note: Our fall 2021 applications will be limited to educators in the Greater Bay Area (California) in line with our organization’s new vision and mission. It has been an honor to serve the needs of teachers throughout the state of California and Hillsboro, OR over the past 20 years and we are grateful for your partnership and dedication to your students. Moving forward, these programs will now serve educators in the following counties: Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito. For more information about the changes to our programs, please visit our FAQ and reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available Resources & Applications
Empowering students with STEM Classroom supplies
SOF is proud to offer the following items free of cost to eligible teachers this fall:
- Project boards (up to 60)
- Science notebooks (up to 48)
- RAFT membership (1 per teacher for first 300 applicants)
- RAFT STEM project kits (up to 35 kits for first 200 applicants)
- New teacher stipend ($100 for first 150 applicants)
- Apply for SJSU college students to lead an engineering workshop at your school! Materials and inspiration provided free of cost
Apply ONCE using either either the Google Form or our Form.
The application deadline is December 15th 2021
Introducing project-based STEM into your classroom
SOF is proud to provide FREE professional development for 20 elementary and middle school teachers from the Greater Bay Area during Summer 2022. We will be partnering with The Krause Center for Innovation (out of Foothill College) on a version of their STEAM Leadership Program. This course is designed for pre-service teachers and educators who want to grow as STEAM educators and focuses on interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and math topics and how one is able to integrate those disciplines into all of their curriculum.
More opportunities for middle and high school – coming soon!
2021 Important Dates
Grant Applications open for elementary, middle, and high school STEM program and event grants
Grant applications close
Grant recipients notified
Close of package and training applications
Materials shipped to schools
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