Ad Fontes Scientia
This grant for travel is called “Ad Fontes Scientia” since science education needs to be a return the “original sources”–including nature itself. Travel is expensive but needed at times both locally and long distance. The aim is to assist students on a need basis. Since the primary goal is to give fellows first hand experiences, all mentoring and training culminates in research, projects, field work, and internships with professionals.
How you'll help
To ensure that the change desired can be affected in the quality of a classically oriented STEM education, there needs to be additional funding for professional teaching development, tutoring resources, and possibly additional field trips to assist in the overall process. The highly innovative fellowship concentrates the instructional environment upon experiment and research, along with future applications and experiences in science and math.