November 16th, 2011 | Published in Google Student Blog
The application portal for the 2012 Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards is now open! Google RISE Awards are designed to promote and support education initiatives in two key areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS). Once a year, we grant awards to organizations working with K-12 and university students in these fields across the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Here are a few exciting changes for the 2012 awards:
- In order to make a larger impact on STEM and CS, award amounts in the US and Canada have increased and will range from $10,000 - $25,000 USD to fund larger, innovative programs.
- For the first time ever, RISE awards will be offered to organizations in Canada and Africa. We’re quite excited about this expansion and look forward to the applications that come from these regions.
- We made a few changes to our website. Check out www.google.com/edu/rise to see what’s new and submit an application.
Show us what you can do to get students excited about STEM and CS! Submit your application before November 30th, 2011. Awardees will be announced in January 2012.
Posted by Roxana Shirkhoda, K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator