Friday, The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced the recipients of the State’s first-ever K-6 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Acceleration Grants. The awards will be used for important research efforts to provide Indiana leaders with evidence of impact from STEM activities happening in classrooms across the state. Grant funds are to be used for research, surveys, and related staff support initiatives. These activities will develop recommendations to improve elementary and secondary student achievement and participation in STEM subjects throughout Indiana. Additionally, this will improve coordination among the various STEM programs. Through this opportunity, IDOE will enhance student success by accelerating exposure to and learning in the STEM disciplines for grades K-12. IDOE will provide STEM support activities during the 2018-2019 school year to help schools who have an interest in accelerating, scaling, or starting school activities based in STEM. 11 schools are receiving Indiana’s first-ever grant of this nature including School City of Mishawaka. To learn more about IDOE efforts to increase STEM education across the state, please visit: .