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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Science Kits Grant

The Insitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)--Chicago Section is offering grants of $2000 to public libraries in the Midwest to create science kits that provide experiments for use by students and educators. The Mount Prospect Public Library in Illinois did a pilot project of creating these kits--you can check here for a news video about their project.

For more information about the project, application requirements, etc., you can check the IEEE's website, or send an email to Amy Killebrew at sciencekits@ieeechicago.org. Applications will be accepted between October 1 and November 15.

I am considering applying for a grant to create kits here to lend out to libraries to use with homeschool groups, after school programs, and the like. Do you think this is a good idea?? We'd do some training on how to use the kits as part of the project.

Let me know what you think! I won't go to the trouble of applying for the grant if I don't hear from you that this is a good idea.


  1. Yes, very cool, let's do it!

  2. Please apply! I forwarded the PUBYAC listing to our director to see if we wanted to apply, but your idea would work better!

  3. Anonymous--please drop me a line and let me know who you are and where you work! Then I'll add you to my list of supporters.

    langby@ifls.lib.wi.us or

  4. I love this idea Leah. Please think about applying for the grant. Keep us posted!


  5. sounds great, Leah! sorry I am a little behind. I appreciate all that you do!

  6. Yes! This sounds great Leah. Keep us updated.