We just learned that we are among ten finalists in the Ashoka’s Changemakers Partnering for Excellence Competition: Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
The 24 prize-eligible submissions (including the 10 finalists) in the Partnering for Excellence competition emerged from a pool of 265 nationwide entries, after careful deliberation by a team of Ashoka staff and evaluators who selected a slate of the most innovative, scalable strategies for boosting STEM-rich learning in schools…“We are excited to announce the finalists in the Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science + Technology + Engineering + Math (STEM) Education competition,” said Diana Wells, president of Ashoka. “These innovative and influential solutions will equip students, especially in our nation’s highest-need schools, to be leaders as they solve problems and build the systems that keep our society vital.”
We are actually eligible for three different prizes, but one of them requires a little help from our friends. (We hope that includes you.) The “People’s Choice award” will go to the competition entry that receives the most votes online. There are two ways to vote:
- You can go the Changemakers website and cast your vote there. This will require you to create an account, but you can opt out of receiving any further communications if you wish.
- If you have an account, you can vote directly via Facebook.
Thanks for your help!