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Mini-grants Available to Increase Girls' Interest in Science & Technology

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2008) – The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, a statewide initiative to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), is currently offering mini-grants of up to $1,000. Teachers, community groups and other organizations committed to collaborating, informing and motivating girls are encouraged to apply.
            Projects for consideration may vary from a one-day event with a single classroom or Girl Scout troop partnering with a professional organization, corporation or college exploring STEM careers to an extended project of monthly meetings or a summer camp.

            Applications for mini-grants are being accepted from July 1 through July 31 and are available at:

            For more information, contact Nancy C. Martin, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Louisville, via e-mail at, or phone (502) 852-5226.

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