Tag Archives: Angela Calabrese Barton

Professor shares national award for afterschool program

Professor shares national award for afterschool program

A long-standing afterschool program created by Michigan State University has been honored as having one of the nation’s most innovative approaches for helping middle school students succeed. GET City (Green Energy Technologies in the City) received a 2012 Afterschool Innovator Award presented on Oct. 18 by the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation during a special… Read More »

$1.2M grant to help fund science program for urban school girls

$1.2M grant to help fund science program for urban school girls

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded a $1.2 million grant to the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education to expand an existing after-school program that provides quality informal science education to urban school girls. The decade-long program, called Science STARS (Students Tackling Authentic and Relevant Science), has encouraged these young women to realize their potential as scientists and agents of change. Once limited… Read More »