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​PAsmart Advancing Grants 2022

On February 10, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of a third round of PAsmart Advancing Grants to support partnerships across Pennsylvania to help support quality educational opportunities and experiences to K-12 students in computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Advancing grant recipients, grant program names, and funding amounts are listed below.

NEW: project descriptions added July 25, 2022.


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​Grant Recipient: Albright College

Grant Project Name: Esports Unleashed: The Arena of Futurity

Grant Recipient: Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3

Grant Project Name: Storytime STEM-packs: STEM + Computer Science

Grant Recipient: Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

Grant Project Name: CS/STEM Partnership for Rural U2

Grant Recipient: Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21

Grant Project Name: Launch Into STEM Learning Environments

Grant Recipient: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16

Grant Project Name: Computer Science Support for Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics for Growth (CS SYSTEM for Growth III)

Grant Recipient: Chestnut Ridge School District

Grant Project Name: STEM and Career Connectivity in Rural Pennsylvania: Supporting 21st Century Economic Needs Through Enhanced STEM and Computer Science Programs

Grant Recipient: Develop Tioga & BLaST IU 17

Grant Project Name: Tioga WORKS

Grant Recipient: Elizabethtown College

Grant Project Name: Future-Ready: Computer Science and STEM Education for All Collaborative

Grant Recipient: Fort Cherry School District

Grant Project Name: Western Washington County Rural Schools STEAM Coalition

Grant Recipient: Fox Chapel Area School District

Grant Project Name: STEM ACES: Increase ACCESS to quality engineering and digital fabrication learning experiences for elementary students, cultivate a COHORT of educators to increase sustainability and success, increase educator EFFICACY in the facilitation of STEM learning and teaching, and increase STEM activation in elementary students, especially those traditionally underrepresented in the fields.

Grant Recipient: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Grant Project Name: GCSOM PAsmart STEM Medical Pathway Program

Grant Recipient: Greencastle-Antrim School District

Grant Project Name: Building a Rural STEM Ecosystem: Growing Sustainable STEM Capacity in Franklin County and Beyond

Grant Recipient: Intermediate Unit 1

Grant Project Name: PA Aquaponics Collaborative Expansion

Grant Recipient: Keystone College

Grant Project Name: Keystone College STEAM Ahead

Grant Recipient: King's College

Grant Project Name: OPENS - Optimizing Pennsylvania Educators Navigation of STEM

Grant Recipient: Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18

Grant Project Name: SHINEonPA STEM Ecosystem: 21st Century Learning Hubs

Grant Recipient: Mercyhurst University

Grant Project Name: STEM & vine: A Learning Ecosystem that Advances Rural Equity in CS/STEM Access and Opportunity

Grant Recipient: Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Grant Project Name: MIllersville University & National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) -C4C PASmart Grant Partnership Model

Grant Recipient: Misericordia University

Grant Project Name: Teach STEM!: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline by Increasing the Number of Culturally Responsive CS/STEM Teachers in Luzerne County

Grant Recipient: Montoursville Area School District

Grant Project Name: Re(inventing) School-Business-Community Partnerships to Ensure CS/STEM for All

Grant Recipient: NEPA STEM Ecosystem & Chester County IU 24

Grant Project Name: Pennsylvania Esports Ecosystem

Grant Recipient: New Kensington-Arnold School District on behalf of ABC Create & Freeport Area School District

Grant Project Name: ABC CREATE LEADS (Leveraging Education to Accelerate Diversity & Success)

Grant Recipient: Partnership for Career Development & Capital Area IU 15

Grant Project Name: STEM Collaborative Alliance for Learning Equitably ("S.C.A.L.E")

Grant Recipient: Penns Valley Area School District & Central PA Institute of Science and Technology

Grant Project Name: IDEA Hub

Grant Recipient: Pennsylvania College of Technology

Grant Project Name: STEM Careers Re-Imagined: An Industry and Education Collaborative

Grant Recipient: Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research & Chester County IU 24

Grant Project Name: Increasing Equitable Access to STEM Education through Science Program and Research Coach (SPARC)

​ Grant Recipient: Pennsylvania State University / Main Campus

Grant Project Name: Network of Elementary Engineering Educators (NE3)

Grant Recipient: Saint Vincent College

Grant Project Name: Westmoreland County Computer Science Ecosystem

Grant Recipient: Schuylkill Haven Area School District

Grant Project Name: Seed to Table Cooperative Learning Experience

Grant Recipient: Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9

Grant Project Name: IU9 Rural Distance Learning STEM and CS Design Challenge Program

Grant Recipient: South Fayette Township School District

Grant Project Name: Project ASCENT: Advancing Inclusive STEM, Entrepreneurship, and Data Science Pathways through Hydroponic Farming

Grant Recipient: STEM Equity Alliance & Delaware County IU 25

Grant Project Name: Reimagining Access and Mathematical Pathways (RAMP) to STEM

Grant Recipient: Temple University  / Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships & Temple University / Main

Grant Project Name: North Philadelphia STEAM Scholars Collaborative (NPSSC)

Grant Recipient: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Grant Project Name: Rural Educators for Excellence Community of Practice

Grant Recipient: The Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) & Northeastern Educational IU 19

Grant Project Name: PSSE: Harnessing the Power of Pennsylvania STEM Ecosystems

Grant Recipient: The School District of Philadelphia

Grant Project Name: Creating a CS High School

Grant Recipient: The School District of Philadelphia

Grant Project Name: Science Olympiad @ The School District of Philadelphia

Grant Recipient: The Video Game Clubs of America & Franklin County Public Libraries

Grant Project Name: Public Library STEM Club Initiative

Grant Recipient: Trinity Area School District

Grant Project Name: Growing Computational Thinkers - Trinity Area School District & the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Grant Recipient: Union Area School District

Grant Project Name: Video Game Design for Computer Science Learning

Grant Recipient: United Way of Mercer County & Mercer County Career Center

Grant Project Name: Digital Passport

Grant Recipient: University City Science Center – FirstHand Program & Temple University

Grant Project Name: FirstHand STEM Partnership for Inclusion and Regional Equity (STEMPIRE), High School Modules