Apply for a STEM Education Grant

Kid Spark Education is based in San Diego, California. Our STEM programs have been adopted in over 1600 educational institutions in 49 states and 12 countries. Clients include school systems, libraries, nonprofits, and out-of-school educational programs.

We want to help you create an unforgettable STEM program.

The Michael W. Neden Memorial Fund provides matching grants to educational institutions to help acquire a Kid Spark program.

Grants range from $100-500 and can only be used for the initial purchase of a Kid Spark program. Apply today and see how we can help you grow your STEM capabilities!

Professor Michael Neden

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About Michael W. Neden: Professor Mike Neden spent his career innovating in the field of technology education and was a nationally recognized leader in Applied STEM Education. Educators from across the nation consulted with him in his teaching labs in Colorado and Kansas. Professor Neden was also a founder of the International STEM Educators Association.

Professor Neden was dedicated to our vision of bringing STEM to all children and, as a result, volunteered hundreds of hours of expertise to Kid Spark. Professor Neden created the concept of the Mobile STEM Lab and designed the SnapStack and Advanced Projects Labs. He wrote many of our initial lessons and created the concept of bringing project­based STEM education into any classroom.

Mike passed away on July 4, 2016. This fund is dedicated to his legacy and his vision of bringing STEM education to all children. All of us at Kid Spark are deeply indebted to Professor Neden for his gifts of insight, wisdom, and creativity.

Image of Jenny Chien, 2017 educator of the year, for the Kid Spark STEM education kit review

Kid Spark engages all students, allowing them to interact and express what they know

—Jenny Chien, 2017 California Teacher of the Year

Kid Spark is grateful to the organizations who support the Michael W. Neden Fund. Their dedication to STEM education helps make our programs possible.

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