Teacher Grants K-12

The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 20 grants of $500 annually to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. "Living in a Material World" grants recognize teacher creativity.

 "Material choices are part of the design of all things," says Dr. Julio Maldonado, Chair of the ASM Teacher/Student Outreach Subcommittee. "Yet, for many students, this part of our world remains mysterious – as unknown to our children as the depths of the ocean."

Members of ASM International know how rewarding it is to develop and produce the metals, glasses, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers that are at the heart of all new systems. Students, however, often learn about materials science too late for effective career planning. That's why the ASM Foundation is committed to working with and supporting teachers through "Living in a Material World" K-12 teacher grants.

The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors 20 annual grants for teachers. Each grant has a value of $500. The purpose of these grants is to enhance awareness of materials science and the role that materials scientists play in society. With a network of local Chapters across North America, ASM members are willing to work closely with local teachers to develop and implement these lessons. View a list of Student Chapters in your area and feel free to share this information with other teachers in your district, as cooperative proposals are welcome.

Apply for a Teacher's Grant

If you have any questions, please contact us at foundation@asminternational.org.