FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2013
Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
SIGMA-ALDRICH AWARDS GRANT TO GIRLSTART, SUPPORTING ITS NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED SUMMER CAMP AND AFTER-SCHOOL STEM PROGRAM
(AUSTIN) – In order to help Girlstart in its mission to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM, Sigma-Aldrich today announced it is awarding Girlstart a $35,000 grant to support Girlstart’s innovative, nationally-recognized, informal STEM education programs.
The grant will help fund Girlstart’s summer camp and after school programs over the next year, including new programs for high-need Round Rock schools. Girlstart’s programs serve a diverse group of 4th through 8th grade girls in Central Texas as well as select communities throughout the United States via an ongoing summer camp initiative launched in 2011.