The Motorola Foundation announced the recipients of its Innovation Generation Grants, a $3.5 million educational technology grants initiative to inspire young people to embrace science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The 2007 Innovation Generation Grants support 106 breakthrough programs that use innovative approaches to develop interest in technology-related fields while strengthening leadership and problem-solving skills. The grants target programs that encourage girls and ethnic groups currently underrepresented in technology fields. The programs supported by the Innovation Generation Grants range from after-school and summer science enrichment programs to activities that promote innovative technology use and teacher-training initiatives.
- Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ — Through the Science Corps Outreach to Schools program, volunteers will receive training in science inquiry education then deliver outreach programs to schools.
- Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, AZ — The COMPUGIRLS program will introduce girls ages 8