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 for students!

Guardian Insurance has provided money to cover tuition and fees for students to take a free personal finance class in the fall of 2014.

Ira Rubenzahl awarded $100,000 to open a Financial Success Center on campus!

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 non-academic reasons.