STCC Grants Office - Recent Grants
Barbara Washburn and Joris Taupier awarded $107,840 to provide research
experiences in physics!
This award from the National Science Foundation will allow science
students from STCC to spend 10 weeks conducting research at UMass
Amherst. Students will investigate the properties of biological
and soft matter while learning the fundamentals of physics research.
Bob Dickerman awarded $300,000 to get students into STEM majors!
The STEM Starter Academy, funded by the Massachusetts Department
of Higher Education, will provide free summer college courses to
encourage new STCC students to major in a STEM subject. The STEM
Starter Academy also will include STEM career exploration, lectures,
and field trips, as well as a STEM Coach to tutor and support STEM
students throughout the Academy and into the fall semester.
Bob LePage awarded $8,720 for clinical lab science workforce development!
In partnership with the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County,
this funding from the Commonwealth Corporation will fund a collaborative
regional planning process for clinical lab sciences in Western Massachusetts.
Leona Ittleman awarded $700 to get students into computer programming!
Money from the Pioneer Valley STEM Network will fund the creation
of a mobile application programming curriculum which will be used
during open houses to get students interested in computer science.
Sue Soffen awarded $14,000 for summer MCAS preparation classes!
This grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education will allow the Springfield Adult Learning Center to provide
MCAS remediation classes for current and former high school students
who need to pass the MCAS tests to receive a high school diploma.
George Kohout awarded three VISTA volunteers!
This contract with AmeriCorps will allow STCC's Springfield Adult
Learning Center to host VISTA volunteers to help build the program's
capacity to serve Adult Basic Education students.
Adrienne Smith awarded $5,000 for summer robotics camp!
Funding from the Charles H. Hall Foundation will go towards operating
STCC's summer robotics camp for middle and high school students.
Paul Thornton awarded $30,000 to offer a free personal finance class
Guardian Insurance has provided money to cover tuition and fees
for students to take a free personal finance class in the fall of
Ira Rubenzahl awarded $100,000 to open a Financial Success Center
Two grants, one from the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation and
one from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, will help fund the creation
of a Financial Success Center at STCC. This Center will screen students
for federal benefit eligibility and provide other financial and
legal services to help low-income students avoid dropping out for