Intel will fund 40 grants for Arizona teachers focused on STEAM initiatives

Above: STEM students programming a robot during a competition. (Photo by Intel Foundation) Education | 8 Jan |

In 1980, Intel began manufacturing microcontrollers on 4-inch wafers at Fab 6 in Chandler – and in celebration of its 40th Arizona anniversary here, Intel and the Intel Foundation are joining forces with the Arizona Educational Foundation to award 40 grants of up to $2,500 to 40 public school teachers from across the state to support science, technology, education, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) projects and initiatives.

“These teacher grants will deepen the positive impact of our state’s teachers and inspire more students to consider careers in STEAM fields. No matter if the need is big or small, we encourage all teachers to apply,” shared Kim Graham, Executive Director of the Arizona Educational Foundation.

Intel Public Affairs Director Elizabeth Shipley shares, “We are so proud of the ecosystem of innovation that we’ve helped build here in Arizona, and we’re excited to support Arizona teachers, who are inspiring the next generation of innovators and leaders. Investing in education and in our community is an investment in our community’s future.” 

Any full-time certified PreK-12 grade teacher working in an Arizona district public school, public charter, or Bureau of Indian Education school is eligible to apply. Grants are open to classroom teachers of any content area including Grade-level teachers, Arts, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Physical Education. Projects must occur anytime between April 1st, 2020 – December 1st, 2020 at the school named in the application.

Grant criteria, project/program examples, restrictions, and the online application are available at https://www.azedfoundation.org/intel40for40. The application window is open now and closes March 6, 2020.

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