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Announcing 2024 IEEE STEM Grantees

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TryEngineering.org is the home for IEEE volunteers who are committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers by engaging school-aged children in hands-on  engineering activities through outreach initiatives. Each year through its IEEE TryEngineering Pre-University STEM Grant Program, IEEE units and their volunteers are invited to apply for funding to support engineering outreach work in their community. Projects range from engineering camps and teacher workshops to programs for parents and hands-on activities.

2024 IEEE TryEngineering STEM Portal Grant Cycle

The 2024 IEEE STEM Grant cycle opened in late 2023 and closed at the end of January 2024. In its fourth year of operation, a record high 464 proposals from volunteers around the world were received seeking funding ranging from US$300 to US$2,000.

After careful consideration, the IEEE Educational Activities Student and Academic Pre-University Coordination Committee (PECC) selected 53 programs, a 23% increase over 2023, to receive grants with combined funding of $60,298. Debra Gulick, Director of Student and Academic Education Programs, shared the following: “IEEE’s dedicated volunteers around the world allow TryEngineering to have a great impact on future technologists.  We know that school-aged children are more likely to pursue a STEM field when they have the chance to meet a working professional in their community. The TryEngineering STEM Grants allow these connections to develop leading to amazing results.” The grants awarded are categorized into the following levels:

  • Inspire Level (Each awarded $1,001 to $2,000) – 20 programs awarded totaling $37,030
  • Share Level (Each awarded $501 to $1,000) – 17 programs awarded totaling $15,669
  • Introductory Level (Each awarded up to $500) – 16 programs awarded totaling $7,599

Donations to the IEEE TryEngineering Fund of the IEEE Foundation, funding from the IEEE Jon C. Taenzer Memorial Fund of the IEEE Foundation, and support from the IEEE Communications, Signal Processing and Oceanic Engineering Societies and IEEE Women in Engineering helped ensure the maximum number of grants could be awarded.

Congratulations to the following 2024 IEEE STEM Grant recipients:

Thanks to 2023 IEEE STEM Grants pre-university students were introduced to electronics with coding and robots in Malaysia (left) and exciting world of informatics in Indonesia (right).

 Inspire Level ($1,001 to $2,000)

  • Avengers of Innovation: Empowering Girls in IoT and 5G Universe – $1,685 – IEEE Malaysia Communications Society/VTS Joint Chapter – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • Bootcamp Robotics for High School – Institut Teknologi Indonesia – $2,000 – EE ITI Student Branch – Region 10- Funded by the Jon C. Taenzer Fund
  • Bridging the Digital Divide: Empowering Tribal Students in Idukki through Technology – $1,500 – IEEE CS SBC GECI – Region 10
  • Building Brilliance: Unleashing the Power of STEM Education for Lower Secondary Students in Perlis, Malaysia – $2,000 – Universiti Malaysia Perlis – Region 10 – Funded by the Jon C. Taenzer Fund
  • Codeathon Junior – $1,985 – University of Jaffna – Region 10
  • CodeQuest – Unleashing Talent in Sri Lankan Schools (Coding Workshop and Competition) – $2,000 – IEEE Computer Society Chapter of University of Kelaniya – Region 10
  • ConnectXperience: The Journey into the World of IoT – $2,000 – IEEE Education Society & IEEE Education Society Young Professionals Adhoc Committee – Region 10
  • Design-Bots: Crafting Customized Robots with Laser Cutters and 3D Printers – $1,350 – IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Women in Engineering
  • IEEE Signal Processing K12 STEM Program – 4th edition on Wheels – $2,000 – IEEE Signal Processing Society Bangalore Chapter – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • IEEE WIE DAY 2024 – $2,000 – IEEE Student Branch at Kenyatta University Women in Engineering Affinity Group – Region 8
  • IEEE Women in Ocean-STEM Experiential Program for Pre-university Students – $2,000 – IEEE KSRCT Student Branch Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
  • Innovate Ed:Fostering Innovation Through Project Expos – $2,000 – IEEE Signal Processing Society Bombay Section Chapter – Region 10
  • Inspiring Future Engineers: An IEEE STEM Activity in Lahore – $1,200 – IEEE YP Lahore Section Affinity Group – Region 10
  • Instrument-iT – $2,000 – IEEE PES Kerala Chapter – Region 10
  • Solar Schools – $2,000 – Trivandrum College of Engineering – Region 10
  • STEM EduAction 2024 – $2,000 – IEEE Malaysia Section – Region 10
  • Train the STEM Trainers in Secondary Schools- Multiplier Effect STEM Outreach – $2,000 – Nnamdi Azikiwe University – Region 8 – Funded by IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • TryNano – The NanoQuest: Empowering Girls in STEM through Nanotechnology Exploration – $2,000 – Hyderabad Section Chapter – Region 10 – Funded by the Jon C. Taenzer Fund
  • Vidhya: STEM for Social Goodwill and Its Impact on Society – $2,000 – Thapar Institute of Engineering & Tech – Region 10- Funded by the Jon C. Taenzer Fund
  • Workshop on Computer Programming and IoT for Regular dan Vocational High Schools in Subdistrict Baleendah, Bandung, Indonesia – $1,310 – IEEE Signal Processing Society Indonesia Chapter – Region 10

Share Level ($501 to $1,000)

  • Arduino Adventures: Inspiring Future Engineers – $845 – IEEE SB PRC – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • Connecting Minds – Empowering Tomorrow’s STEM’s Champions – $900 – IEEE Kenyatta University Student Branch – Region 8
  • DISTEA: Empowering Disabled Students with Basic Science and Technology for Increasing Education Accessibility – $990 – IEEE Signal Processing Society Indonesia Chapter – Region 10
  • EmpowerED – $1,000 – National Engineering School of Carthage, WIE – Region 8
  • Empowering Girls: Hands-on Data Science & ML Expedition – $1,000 – American University of Nigeria – Region 8 – Funded by the Jon C. Taenzer Fund
  • Empowering Pre-University Students through Artificial Intelligence Education – $1,000 – Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Bidar Karnataka India – Region 10
  • Exploring Sustainable Futures: Empowering Students with IoT-driven Aquaponics System for STEM Enthusiasts – $1,000 – Malaysia Section – Region 10
  • Hands on IOT Training: Exposing Rural Students to Opportunities in STEM – $940 – IEEE KU SB Student Branch – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Project-Based Learning School Camp – $1,000 – IEEE Women in Engineering Bangalore Affinity Group – Region 10 – Funded by the Jon C. Taenzer Fund
  • Inspire Tech – Bridging Minds, Building Futures – $1,000 – Trivandrum College of Engineering – Region 10
  • Inspiring Future Innovators with AI and Machine Learning – $974 – Multimedia Nusantara University – Region 10
  • Inspiring Futures – Girls’ STEM Exploration Workshop – $600 – IEEE Student Branch LBS College of Engineering-Kasaragod – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • Inter-Generation-Connection for STEM Frontiers: PhD Students and High School Students Mentorship Program – $800 – The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • Learn Programming with BOB-3 – $920 – Student Branch Hamburg University of Technology – Region 8
  • PhysicsForge: A 3-Day Workshop – Crafting Scientific Minds through Hands-On Experiments and Innovative Learning – $700 – Sri Sairam Engineering College – Region 10
  • STEM Empowerment for Young Minds in Isingiro District – $1,000 – IEEE Uganda Section – Region 8 – Funded by the Jon C. Taenzer Fund
  • YP EduEmpower – $1,000 – IEEE YP Bangalore Section – Region 10

Introductory Level (Up to $500 each)

  • Bridge the Gap: Pre-University Track – $200 – IEEE Computer Society Kerala Chapter – Region 10
  • Computational Thinking workshop for Rural School Students – $445 – Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology – Region 10
  • Curtin CyberCare: A Community-Driven Initiative for Cyber Wellness in Miri Secondary Schools – $500 – IEEE Curtin Malaysia – Region 10
  • Cyber Safety Awareness Through Community-based Empowerment in High-School of Jakarta, Indonesia – $498 – IEEE Indonesia Section – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • Development of a game Multiplayer Kuis (Gamukis) for students of senior high school 1 Cangkringan in increasing learning enthusiasm – $500 – Universitas AMIKOM Yogyakarta – Region 10
  • Empowering Pre-University Educators: Integrating STEM Excellence in Teaching Pedagogy – $500 – IEEE Student Branch, NMAMIT, Nitte – Region 10
  • Exploring the Future – An IEEE STEM Industry Tour in Indonesia – $500 – IEEE Student Branch Nusa Putra University – Region 10
  • IEEE Indonesia STEM Empowerment: Student Workshop Series – $500 – IEEE Student Branch Nusa Putra University – Region 10
  • IEEE Indonesia STEM Teacher Workshop: Empowering Educators for Future Innovators – $500 – IEEE Student Branch Nusa Putra University – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE STEM Education – $500 – IEEE Kharagpur – Region 10
  • Life as a Fairytale – $500 – Greece Section – Region 8
  • Shengineers – $478 – IEEE Udayana University Student Branch – Region 10
  • Spark it Up: Circuits 101 – $500 – IEEE SCET (Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Student Branch) – Region 10 – Funded by IEEE Communications Society
  • STEM Education Workshop 2024: Introducing the Internet of Things (IoT) to High School Students – $500 – IEEE Student Branch Institut Teknologi Nasional (Itenas) Bandung – Region 10
  • WIE Impact – $500 – Higher National Engineering School of Tunis, WIE – Region 8 – Funded by IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • WiEducate – $478 – IEEE – VBIT SB – Region 10

Explore the prior year IEEE STEM Grant cycles:

Visit the TryEngineering website to discover the vast array of resources currently available for volunteers and educators to use to inspire educators, parents and students. Willing to help TryEngineering expand its pool of resources? Contact Eileen R. Heltzer, CFRE at e.heltzer@ieee.org or call + 732 799-4431 or make a gift online.

Header Image photo caption: Participants learning during the IOT Workshop – Learn, Create, Innovate hosted by the IEEE R. V. College of Engineering Student Branch thanks to a 2023 IEEE STEM Grant

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