I am pleased to open the application process for the 2014 AEIP Grants Program. I am excited to announce there will be fifteen Lt. Governor Aerospace Classroom Curriculum Grants in the amount of $1000 each.
Remember, these grants are only available to those teachers who participated in a past Aerospace Education and Training Day (ETD) or Aerospace Education and Industry Partnership Day (AEIP) making them Aerospace Fellows. This means your application will not be one in a pile of thousands. Even with the increased interest in the grants, we anticipate fewer than one hundred applications.
The Lt. Governor Aerospace Classroom Curriculum Grants are made possible through a partnership between my office, the AEIP Planning Committee, Oklahoma’s Aerospace Industry, and the PITSCO Education Company. Like in years past, the grants will be redeemed with purchases in the PITSCO catalog. www.pitsco.com I encourage you to look at the PITSCO catalog and see the many hands-on educational products that support STEM learning objectives. Create a plan to incorporate these teaching tools into your classroom and submit your application.
The review committee will be looking for strategies that engage students, promote discovery learning, are innovative, and target STEM mastery. The applications are not limited to aerospace activities or objectives, but given a tie, an aerospace grant would prevail.
Please take the time to fill out an application and let us know about some of the great things occurring in Oklahoma classrooms. We have partnered again this year to continue this valuable grant program because we recognize that a passionate teacher with the proper tools is one of the most effective force multipliers Oklahoma has to grow STEM education.
Thank you for choosing to be a teacher and an Aerospace Fellow. Good luck! And, we hope to see you at the 2014 AEIP on July 31st at Rose State College.
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb