Science and Technology EDucation and TRAINing (STEDTRAIN)STEDTRAIN is a Committee that administers a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Seed Grant program that provides Type I and Type II Grant funding of $250 to $1000 and $1500 to $2500 respectively to an educator for innovative hands-on classroom projects that will stimulate children’s interest in science and technology.
Since the Program began in 1988, it has distributed over $529,526 for 543 individual grants and other worthy educational projects. The grants currently benefit approximately 10,000 students directly and about 20,000 indirectly a year.
The Association is grateful to many of its Member societies, corporate, and individual donors for their support. The economic situation of the past few years has substantially increased the number of grant applications received. The increase has required funding substantially beyond what was previously possible.
Send your tax-deductible donation (and make checks payable) to
STEDTRAIN, P.O. Box 1964, Huntsville, AL 35807
2017-18 STEM Seed GrantsThe 2017-18 proposals season has officially closed. We had 22 proposals submitted, which is about half of what we usually get. If you missed this year's proposal season, the 2018-19 proposal season will begin on February 1st, 2018. Now we begin the process of evaluating the proposals and deciding which proposals will be funded. We will announce the results of our review in early August. Like this page to keep up with STEDTRAIN news. We will publish results on our website first, then to Facebook, and the we will send emails to all of the teachers who submitted a proposal. Good luck to all! You can download and import the STEDTRAIN calendar for 2017-18 into your favorite calendar program by using the links below. The comma separated variable (CSV) format works well with most calendars, and is the preferred method of importing the calendar into Microsoft Outlook. The iCalendar (ICS) is supposed to be an Internet standard, but Microsoft Outlook doesn't handle this type very well.
2016-17 STEM Seed GrantsIt's time to submit your final reports. There are seven (7) steps in preparing your final report. These steps include:
- Submitting an actual expense report
- Submitting an actual involvement report
- Verifying that you will attend the Final Presentations Symposium and Conference
- Preparing a project tri-fold display
- Submitting your final report in PowerPoint format
- Submitting your overview slide in PowerPoint format
- Attending the Final Presentations Symposium and Conference
2016-17 Final Presentations Symposium and Conference
Building III, 1st Floor
655 Discovery Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806
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Other STEM Related OpportunitiesThis information is provided as a courtesy by the STEDTRAIN Committee and is not an endorsement of the programs.
- How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM? Live Video On Demand.
STEDTRAIN in the NewsCheryl Heldt, a 3rd grade Math and Science teacher at University Place Elementary School in the Huntsville City Schools district, received the $100 gift certificate from Phillip Henson for her Seed Grant at the STEDTRAIN Seed Grant Conference in April 2016. Permission Granted for use by STEDTRAIN and photo subjects, Phillip Henson and Cheryl Heldt
Photo by: Woodrow (Woody) A. Williams, Huntsville, AL
Other use must receive written permission.
Seed Grants for Previous YearsThe following documents provide abstracts for the Seed Grant proposals that have been funded over the past several years.