Webinar Series

Exploring STEAM Funding Options

Exploring STEAM Funding Options

This webinar, happening live on February 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM MST, will explore funding options for STEAM programs. Long time education guru, Jim Schmidt, and STEAM specialist, Suzy Haislip, will be joined by a panel of experts to share their expertise on grants and other funding resources.

Kaitlin Maguire, iSTEM Coordinator and Grant Writer at the Idaho STEM Action Center, has been a scientific researcher for over 10 years. Throughout that time, she has written grants ranging from small foundation scholarships to large federal grants. One year ago, she started using this experience to write grants for the STEM Action Center, supporting STEM programing, maker education, and computer science programs. With STEM AC, she searches for grant opportunities, applies, and reports to funding agencies. Not to mention, she supports STEM AC’s grant opportunities and reviews applications for STEM funding, allowing her to see the ‘other side’ of the grant and funding process.

Shawn Petty is the Training & Development Manager for Westat. In this role, he oversees the development of training products, coordinates the efforts of consultants, and provides technical assistance for various educational clients. Shawn entered the education industry after a decade of experience in the corporate world with the Disney and Target Corporations. He has been a Regional Coordinator for Harris County Department of Education as well as a Texas ACE Project Director. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from BYU-Hawaii and a Masters of Political Management from George Washington University.

Topics Include:

  • Where to find local funding
  • National grant opportunities
  • State STEM organizations and supporters
  • How to write a successful grant proposal

Whatever your learning environment looks like, tune in to learn about finding funding for your students. Register below to watch live or to receive the webinar recording and resources once completed.

Jim Schmidt. Ed.D., Educational Specialist

  • Over 20 years of experience in public school education and administration
  • Extensive experience facilitating professional and program development initiatives in STEM areas
  • Has managed statewide training programs in the state of Idaho, including the creation of the Dehryl A. Dennis Professional Technical Center, one of the top high school technical educational facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Joined PCS in 2007 after retiring from the Boise School District

Suzy Haislip, STEM Program Specialist & Western Territory Manager

  • Joined PCS in 2001
  • 18 years facilitating STEM integration in K-12 nationwide