For Immediate Release
UIC Women in Science and Engineering and Motorola
Champion the Innovation Generation
Creative Education Program to Inspire Chicago’s Scientists and Engineers of Tomorrow
Chicago – November 16, 2007 – The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Women in Science and Engineering program, an academic support program for women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, today announced it will receive a $50,000 Innovation Generation Grant from the Motorola Foundation. Through WISE WIN (Women in Nanotechnology), UIC WISE will create a moderated online mentoring network to connect K-12 girls with nanotechnology professionals around the country.
The Motorola Foundation’s Innovation Generation Grants fund education programs that spark a love science, technology, engineering and math in today’s youth. Recipients of Innovation Generation Grants will create programs to help kids discover that science, technology, engineering and math are challenging, interesting and fun, as well as fundamental skills for a bright future.
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