US2020 STEM Grant
What STEM Mentoring in Billings Can Look Like in the Next 5 Years
Yesterday, Billings Public Library Foundation Director Leslie Modrow and I introduced to the Billings Public Library Board and BillingsWorks partners an exciting opportunity to apply for a US2020 City Competition Grant to mobilize our community's stakeholders and resources to seed a STEM Mentoring program developed around the Library's Digital Learning Lab--the result of a prestigious grant from the MacArthur Foundation--and one of only 25 in the Nation.
This Digital Learning Lab caught the attention of the US2020 folks and they have repeatedly encouraged the Library Foundation to apply!
The Challenge: Round 1 Applications are due October 18!
In order to meet the deadline, this is what we need: your opinions and ideas!
In this first round, US2020 expects only our ideas of how we might stitch our community's resources together to form a STEM Mentoring program. We can hammer out the details later.
But in the meantime, please know that whatever you share here DOES NOT COMMIT YOU TO ANYTHING! We are merely brokering ideas!
And, we need those ideas - preferably - by the end of the day so that we can stitch them together and bring them back to you for round 2, should we be invited to apply!
(If you'd like to read up on the US2020 initiative, please visit: http://us2020.org/city-competition/)
And, of course, do feel free to call me directly with your thoughts or concerns:
Sara Hudson, Big Sky Economic Development, 869-8407 or
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
And, finally, please do forward the link to the survey to your colleagues and acquaintances for their feedback as well!