2017 STEM Innovation Awards

Applications Open Now!

Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s STEM Innovation Awards are awarded in recognition of pioneering organizations and programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.
Programs and practices that set new benchmarks for innovation in integrating STEM disciplines are invited to apply. Key thought leaders in STEM education have received STEM Innovation Awards, and have expanded the reach and impact of their programs as a result.
Awardees will be honored at SVEF’s annual Pioneers & Purpose: A Celebration for Education on November 8, giving them the opportunity for increased visibility throughout the community.
Non-profit winners receive a $5,000 grant for their work.

Are you making an impact in STEM education?

Apply for a STEM Innovation Award!

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST.


  • Use of innovative technology, concepts, programs or materials to excite students about learning, increase subject interest and improve academic performance.
  • Use of technology to promote digital learning and/or digital access to educational content.
  • Educational programs that have the potential for wide impact by an entire school, a district or a larger audience.
  • Use of project-based, challenge-based learning.


  • Previous applicants are encouraged to apply. Previous winners may NOT apply again.
  • The awards are intended for STEM education programs based in the United States.
  • Provide a reference that can verify your impact in STEM.
  • Although we encourage for-profit companies to apply, monetary awards are given only to nonprofit organizations.


  • Submissions will be accepted in Word Document format via email attachment  sent to alayna@svefoundation.org.
  • There is a 250-word limit on the short answer responses. The selection committee will only review 250 words per question.

Previous STEM Innovation Award Winners

2016 STEM Innovation Award Winners
EAST initiative
Girl Scouts of Northern California
Level Playing Field Institute
Lincoln High  School Computer Science Program



2015 STEM Innovation Award Winners
Project Lead The Way, Inc. presented by Flex
e-Nable Educators’ Exchange presented by SanDisk
Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) presented by EY
Girlstart presented by Oracle



2014 STEM Innovation Award Winners
California Alliance of African American Educators presented by EY
Ravenswood Makerspace Collaborative presented by Flextronics
Green Ninja Project presented by SanDisk
Lawrence Hall of Science presented by Oracle



2013 STEM Innovation Award Winners
Science – Globaloria presented by Chevron Energy Solutions
Technology – The Tech Academy of Silicon Valley presented by Flextronics
Engineering – Engineering is Elementary presented by Oracle Corporation
Math – Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) presented by EY



2012 STEM Innovation Award Winners
Science –  Techbridge presented by Symantec
Technology – Level Playing Field Institute presented by Flextronics
Engineering – Computer History Museum presented by Oracle Corporation
Math –  MIND Research Institute presented by Ernst & Young



2011 STEM Innovation Award Winners
Science – The Tech Museum presented by Symantec
Technology – MOUSE Squad of California presented by Oracle Corp.
Engineering – FIRST of Northern California presented by Microsoft
Math – Jose Valdes Math Institute presented by Ernst & Young

The 2017 STEM Innovation Awards are sponsored by leading Silicon Valley Companies.

Interested in supporting leading STEM program as one of our STEM Innovation Sponsors?

Email alayna@svefoundation.org.

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