Museum of Science, Boston Announces STEM Access Fund Sponsored by National Grid

July 23, 2019

National Grid’s $100,000 Gift Provides Schools and Community Organizations Opportunity to Take Part in Museum’s STEM Education Programs

BOSTON, MA (July 23, 2019) — The Museum of Science, Boston announces a $100,000 gift from National Grid to expand support of a STEM Access Fund for schools and community organizations located in National Grid’s service area, giving them the opportunity to engage with the Museum’s STEM education programming. National Grid’s funding will allow students throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island to experience field trips, Museum overnight visits, and traveling programs at their own schools or organizations. This $100,000 gift will help the Museum reach students with STEM learning and experiences who might not otherwise have the means to take part in these programming opportunities.

“At the Museum, it is our mission to create the next generation of STEM leaders, and we are thrilled to extend this mission through the help of National Grid,” said Annette Sawyer, Vice President, Education Division at the Museum of Science, Boston. “The Museum is a leader in informal STEM education, helping students master the fundamental skills that drive scientific discovery and innovation. Through the support of organizations such as National Grid, we are able to reach communities and students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience our wide variety of programming.”

The National Grid STEM Access Fund will allow educators to select from a variety of Museum programming, including field trips, overnights, and traveling programs, to best serve their students’ STEM education. These programs inspire today’s youth to think like scientists and engineers, encouraging them to ask questions, test ideas, imagine possibilities, and create solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Museum of Science, Boston to inspire young people to STEM fields,” said Marcy Reed, President of National Grid’s Massachusetts Business and Executive Vice President of US Policy & Social Impact. “Opportunities for young people to engage in informal science education and have fun is critical in encouraging our next generation of scientists and engineers.”


About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. Visit:


About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG, NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. We are the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Our Northeast 80x50 Pathway is an industry leading analysis for how to reach that goal in the states we serve, focusing on the power generation, heat, and transportation sectors.

Read more about National Grid’s vision to accelerate the transition to a decarbonized economy and rebuild opportunity for America’s working families in The Clean Energy Promise, an eBook written by National Grid’s U.S. president, Dean Seavers.

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