Science Studies Get a Big Boost

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlighted several foundation efforts to support education in science, technology, engineering and math, including initiatives from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Time Warner and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

About 37,000 new math and science educators will be ready to teach America’s students by the year 2016, thanks to a big push by large philanthropies like Carnegie, Gates, and Helmsley, working alongside corporate grant makers.

As part of that effort, foundations and charities are also stepping up efforts to bring more women and minorities into the study of the hard sciences and to open that career path to those groups as well as to low-income students….