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THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RECEIVES $90,000 GRANT FROM 100KIN10 TO ADDRESS COMPUTER SCIEN
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THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RECEIVES $90,000 GRANT FROM 100KIN10 TO ADDRESS COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN NEW YORK STATE
4/14/2016
 

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THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RECEIVES $90,000 GRANT FROM 100KIN10 TO ADDRESS COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN NEW YORK STATE
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Intrepid Museum Among 10 New York Organizations Receiving Funds to Address the
Underrepresentation of Computer Science and Engineering in PK-12 Classrooms in the State

New York, NY (April 14, 2016)— The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum today announced they have been awarded a grant of $90,000 from national STEM education organization 100Kin10 to increase the reach and quality of engineering and computer science in PK-12 schools across New York state.

The Museum will use these funds to launch Code Together, a new program in which New York City teenage girls and teachers work together to learn basic coding skills during a series of five workshops. Participants will gain knowledge of coding concepts, tools and skills, as well as confidence in their ability to explain and use computer coding with their peers and family and in the classroom. The series will be offered six times, starting in the summer of 2016 and running through spring 2018.

“We are thrilled to be a partner of 100kin10, as we continue to join and support the nation’s goal of deepening and broadening STEM education for our youth in a way that creates a lasting impact on our country,” stated Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

National STEM education group 100Kin10 issued a challenge to their member organizations in New York to develop solutions to the underrepresentation of engineering and computer science in PK-12 schools across state. Nearly 20 groups submitted ideas responding to that challenge and ten were selected to receive funding to make their ideas a reality.

“Working in partnership with our funders, we issued a challenge to the best-in-class partners that make up the 100Kin10 network: Increase the reach and quality of engineering and computer science in K-12 classrooms,” said 100Kin10 Executive Director Talia Milgrom-Elcott. “We are excited by the diverse solutions proposed by our New York State partners and are especially proud of their commitment to ongoing learning and improvement. Together, the Intrepid Museum and the other committed partners will ensure that many more students across our state benefit from the highest-quality engineering and computer-science education. Thank you to Motorola Solutions for joining us in bringing these proposals to life.”

The Intrepid Museum will work with the other selected groups in a learning community to identify and overcome common challenges, discuss the most effective practices and track the outcomes of their efforts.

Proposals were reviewed by a panel of experts and final decisions were made by 100Kin10 to award grants ranging from $20,000 to $200,000. Additional support made possible by Motorola.

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About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.