2016 STEM Innovation Awards

Winners Announced!

Join us in congratulating our 2016 STEM Innovation Award winners The EAST Initiative, Girls Scouts of Northern California, MK Level Playing Field Institute, and Abraham Lincoln High School Computer Science Program.

These four organizations are being recognized for their exceptional work to advance STEM education. The awards are sponsored by leading Silicon Valley companies and honor top STEM education programs that inspire students and teachers and help students prepare for college-level learning and technology careers. Each awardee will receive a $5,000 grant to reinvest in their programs.

Previous STEM Innovation Award Winners

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 2016 STEM Innovation Awards are sponsored by:

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Interested in joining SanDisk as one of our STEM Innovation Sponsors?

Contact us at jennifer@svefoundation.org or (408) 790-9424.


  • 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 winners may not apply.
  • The awards are intended for STEM education programs based in the United States.
  • Provide two (2) references that can verify your impact in STEM.
  • Although we encourage for-profit companies to apply, monetary awards are given only to nonprofit organizations.


  • There is no option to save this form in the middle of your work. We recommend that you compose your responses to the questions in another document and copy and paste your responses into this form.
  • There is a 250-word limit on responses to this application’s free response questions. The selection committee will only review 250 words per question, so please plan accordingly.

The deadline for applications was August 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM PST.

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