Science Kits for Public Libraries

September 24, 2014

Grant Application Deadline November 15 

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-Chicago Section's Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) Grant project is offering up to $2,000 in funding to Chicago area Public Libraries.  The grant is focused on the development of circulating math and science kit collections and intended for pre-university students (K-12).  Applications will be accepted from public libraries in the Chicago area until November 15, 2014. 

The Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant is an expansion of a 2009 pilot project 

supported by IEEE-Chicago Section's Chicago Fund.  The IEEE-Chicago Section identified an educational need and designed the Fund as a way to generate enthusiasm for math and science education, particularly education focused on electrical engineering.  The Mount Prospect Public Library (MPPL) in Mount Prospect led the pilot project for the Fund. Since then, the IEEE-Chicago Section has provided grants to Chicago area public libraries in Crystal Lake, Frankfort, Orland Park, Schaumburg, and Cary to create circulating science kit collections.  


 Please click here for more information about how they did it and to learn about the application process.

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