STEM Impact Award 2013

Science Club celebrates! Mike Kennedy, Director and Rebecca Daugherty, Assistant Director along with alumni and current students.
Winner #1: Science Club (Partnerships)
Congratulations to Science Club, a partnership between Northwestern University and the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, for winning the 2013 Afterschool STEM Impact Award for strong partnerships!
Learn more about Science Club in our STEM Storybook Program Profile and read the press release announcing their award. The Boys & Girls Club of Chicago organized a Lights On Afterschool event where the Afterschool Alliance was able to present Science Club with their award. Check out the fantastic event photos!
Read the issue brief, "Partnerships with STEM-Rich Institutions", featuring Science Club and other top applicants in this category.
Winner #2: Project GUTS (Computing)
Project GUTS shows off their award!
Congratulations to Project GUTS in Santa Fe, NM for winning the second 2013 Afterschool STEM Impact Award! Project GUTS is a rigorous computing afterschool program and stood out in a competitive category of applicants with a strong engineering and/or computing component. Read more about the program in their STEM Storybook profile and the press release announcing the award.
Read the issue brief, "Computing and Engineering in Afterschool", featuring Project GUTS and other notable applicants.
In addition to the cash award of $10,000, we will promote both Science Club and Project GUTS nationally through a variety of opportunities—they will be featured in a special series of Afterschool Alliance issue briefs, invited to participate in webinars, co-present at national and state conferences, and generally highlighted as model programs.

About the awards:

This past Spring, the Afterschool Alliance and the Noyce Foundation invited applications for two $10,000 Afterschool STEM Impact Awards. As afterschool STEM programming grows around the nation, we wanted to recognize programs that are clearly demonstrating their impact on participants. Such programs highlight the power of afterschool programs as key partners in STEM education reform and also serve as best-practice models. We recieved almost 200 applications across the two award categories and it was a tough decision to choose one cash prize winner from among so many excellent programs! See what we asked the programs in our application questions.

Applications were invited for one of two award categories: