Science Take-Out has been awarded a two-year small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The $648,500 grant will support a project to develop, evaluate, and disseminate Science Take-Out kits that integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts with human health.
A previous SBIR grant funded development of three middle school level Science Take-Out kits that integrate STEM concepts into real-life topics related to human health problems and solutions. These STEM and Health kits are designed to enable science teachers to easily integrate hands-on STEM activities into their existing curricula.
The new grant will fund the development of three high school level STEM and Health kits. It will also provide funding to study the impact that the STEM and Health kits have on student learning, and will support teacher professional development workshops throughout the US.