Last month, the Ohio STEM Learning Network announced the 2019 Statewide Design Challenge. Here are some quick details about the challenge, straight from OSLN Director, Heather Sherman.
This yearâ€™s challenge is to: Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world. Improving local access to food will prepare us for the greater challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. Solving this challenge will require thinking beyond opening more grocery storesâ€”we are asking you to consider systemic approaches to food production from biotechnology, food production and environmental considerations.
Did you know there are MANY grant opportunities available – RIGHT NOW – to support student led projects addressing food scarcity?Â Here is a quick list of some of our favorite food scarcity related grants.
- Annieâ€™s Grants for Gardens – Deadline November 1
- New Earth Foundation – Deadline February 1
- Kevin and Eleanor Smith Foundation – Deadline February 1
- Project Paradigm and the Red Cross – Deadline May 1
- Kroger Company Foundation – Rolling deadlines
Throughout the school year, EEP will be highlighting grant opportunities that align to OSLNâ€™s State Design Challenge in our regular newsletters. If you are interested in receiving these updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck on this yearâ€™s challenge!
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