Ohio Department of Education Community Connectors Fund ($226,600.00)
The Community Connector grant was awarded to the Partnership for Innovation in Education, meant to help further PIE’s partnership with Ohio Public School Districts. The program features 5,000 mentors in emerging career pathways including robotics, aerospace, engineering, industrial design, health care, business, agriculture, construction, logistics, and biotechnology with a focus on amplifying efforts encouraging girls and minority students to become engaged in STEM careers – science, technology, engineering and math.
Inaugural Ohio Department of Education Straight A Innovation Fund School District Partner ($1,100,000.00)
PIE created program deployed to two Ohio School Districts digitally reaching 45,000 students, and 6,000 educators. Program funded the development of educator tools and digital STEM curriculum, in addition to providing new career pathway assessments featuring student-created Android and Apple apps gameifying STEM concepts with 14 business, community and arts partners. Grant was awarded by the Ohio Office of Governor and Ohio General Assembly
Jacob G. Schmidlapp Fund – Fifth Third Bank Foundation
Funding supports the development of new career pathway and entrepreneurship programs offering experiential “hands on” learning.
Duke Energy Foundation STEM Grant
Duke Energy supports PIE’s case-based initiatives in Ohio and Northern Kentucky School Districts developing collaborative STEM curriculum and technology programs with business and economic development partners.
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grant
Funding supports innovative, experiential learning in Ohio public school classrooms with College Credit Plus electives for high school students.