CAMDENTON, Mo. — The Society for Science & the Public today is announcing 60 Advocates from across the country, including Christopher Reeves from Camdenton High School. Christopher will receive a $3,000 stipend, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for the Advocate Training Institute and continued support throughout the year.
Advocates are educators and scientists supported by the Society’s Advocate Grant Program. They expand opportunities for underrepresented and low-income students by helping them develop STEM projects that can then be entered into science research competitions, a pathway to higher education and STEM careers. Now in its fifth year, the program continues to grow and reach more students. In 2018, the Society named 50 Advocates.
To date, more than 1,500 students who have participated in the Advocate Grant Program competed in nearly 2,400 science research competitions. Additionally, since its launch in 2015, more than 2,000 students have worked with the Society’s Advocates. Ninety percent of those students are low-income and 70 percent are of an underrepresented ethnicity.
This is an edited press release.