The Driskill Foundation has pledged $10,000 to the Wisconsin Science Festival. The Wisconsin Science Festival is the passion of a growing coalition of scientists, artists, citizens and organizations dedicated to engaging everyone in the wonder and power of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The mission of the Wisconsin Science Festival is to inspire and engage us all in the enterprise of science and discovery; to cultivate curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our world view; to promote innovation and to cultivate the next generation of global citizens. The 2015 Festival will be held October 22-25.

 

The Driskill pledge will be utilized to bring students from the greater Chicagoland area to the festival and to support general festival marketing and promotions throughout the region. In particular, support would be used to promote and facilitate field trips to the festival including $5,000 of transportation assistance to Chicago area schools. Some target schools for this program could include, but are not limited to: Rowe Clark Academy, KIPP Schools, or UNO-Garcia High School. They would also use the support for festival marketing/promotions in Chicago media (i.e. print, digital, television and/or radio advertisements).

The Driskill Foundation has pledged $160,000 to NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) 2015 program and is working with NYU to implement similar programming in Chicago.

 

The ARISE summer research program for New York City high school students provides participants with an intensive seven-week mentored laboratory research experience. Students work alongside practicing scientists and engineers while using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, and contribute in a meaningful way to their lab’s ongoing work. A high proportion of ARISE students are drawn from demographic groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines and careers such as women and minorities. The program prepares participants for college admission and success through immersion in Life Sciences, Computer and Data Sciences, or Engineering research and helps them view their own future in a STEM career.

The Driskill Foundation has pledged $160,000 to NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) 2015 program and is working with NYU to implement similar programming in Chicago.

 

The ARISE summer research program for New York City high school students provides participants with an intensive seven-week mentored laboratory research experience. Students work alongside practicing scientists and engineers while using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, and contribute in a meaningful way to their lab’s ongoing work. A high proportion of ARISE students are drawn from demographic groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines and careers such as women and minorities. The program prepares participants for college admission and success through immersion in Life Sciences, Computer and Data Sciences, or Engineering research and helps them view their own future in a STEM career.