Application Timeline and FAQ

TIMELINE

September 1, 2017 to October 9, 2017

STEM Scale-Up Program Provider application opens for programs interested in being on the 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program menu.

September 8, 2017

Webinar for potential Program Provider applicants (1 hour)

January 3, 2018

Selected Program Providers are notified they are on the 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program menu.

January 22, 2018 to March 5, 2018

STEM Scale-Up Program application for educators opens.

March 6, 2018 to April 5, 2018

Review process window for educator applications.

April 10, 2018

STEM Scale-Up Program awardees announced.

May 1, 2018

STEM Scale-Up Program Providers contact awardees to confirm summer contact information.

"MEET THE PROGRAMS" WEBINAR

Want to learn more about the offerings on the 2017-18 STEM Scale-Up Program menu? Check out the video below and use the timecodes listed to scroll to the program you want to learn more about.

  • CASE: Agriculture Power and Technology — Time: 5:12 – 11:28
  • Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math — Time: 11:45 – 18:18
  • Making STEM Connections — Time: 18:22 – 24:20
  • Engineering is Elementary (EiE) — Time: 24:53 – 31:34
  • PLTW: Launch — Time: 31:40 – 39:58
  • PowerTeaching Math — Time: 40:12 – 46:35
  • Ramps and Pathways — Time: 46:55 – 51:20
  • Engineering the Future (EtF) — Time: 51:35 – 1:01:21
  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) — Time: 1:01:43 – 1:06:55

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tune in with Sarah and Paul to learn more about how to submit the perfect application for the STEM Scale-Up Program:

  • Questions #26-28 — Fast-forward to 0:27 to 1:16
  • Question #30 — Fast-forward to 1:17 to 2:11
  • Question #31 — Fast-forward to 2:12 to 3:03
  • Question #32 — Fast-forward to 3:06 to 4:10
  • Question #33 — Fast-forward to 4:12 to 4:42

To address question #31 on the application, what is the estimated cost that my school or organization will need to consider to sustain the program I am applying for in Year Two?

  • Engineering is Elementary (EiE) — Costs range anywhere from $25 to $300 to replace consumables available via refill kits at the eiestore.com. On average, most can be replaced at $175.
  • Engineering the Future (EtF) — $501.04 to replace consumables ($113.04) and purchase new EtF engineer's notebooks ($388.00). Educators can purchase individual line items for the consumables if the entire kit is not needed to reduce this cost.
  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) — $5,000 annual registration fee.
  • Making STEM Connections — Roughly $200 to replace all consumables like duct tape, zip ties, thread, parchment paper, glue sticks, batteries and more.
  • PowerTeaching Math — $5,700, which includes two days of on-site coaching ($5,000) and the annual license/technology fee ($700).
  • PLTW Launch — $750 annual participation fee.
  • Ramps and Pathways  — No sustainability cost.
  • Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math — Schools with up to 145 students will pay a $4,200 licensing fee, and schools with more than 145 students will pay $29 per student.

Need guidance on sustainability sources? Click here to learn more about the various ways to build partnerships in your community.