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Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc. Science Education Program
Through its Science Education Program, Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking a strong leadership role to actively strengthen science education in elementary and middle school classrooms regionally, nationally and even internationally. The goal of this coordinated reform effort, closely aligned with National Science Education Standards, is to replace traditional textbook instruction with inquiry-centered, hands-on teaching and learning of science, in which students practice problem solving, analysis and critical thinking by the systematic exploration of scientific concepts. As defined by the National Science Resources Center (NSRC)—the leading architect of systemic science education reform and a key partner with Bristol-Myers Squibb in this effort—five elements are critical for successful reform: an exemplary curriculum; teacher preparation and professional development; curriculum materials services; assessment; and community partnerships. This central concept for systemic improvement of education, developed by the NSRC in response to “A Nation at Risk,” is uniformly applicable in both public and independent schools and therefore constitutes a guiding principle in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Science Education program.

Eligibility:Tax-exempt organizations that satisfy the requirements of section 501©(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Funding:Varies

Contact:Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc., 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10154-0037, Attn: Foundation Coordinator.

Website: www.bms.com/sr/philanthropy/data/grants.html

Federal: No