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Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science + Technology + Engineering + Math (STEM) Education

Winners Announced!

Carnegie Corporation of New York, Opportunity Equation, and Ashoka Changemakers launched the Partnering for Excellence collaborative competition to find innovative approaches to inspiring STEM-rich learning in our classrooms by connecting students with STEM professionals.

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In addition to the 10 finalists, we are also thrilled to announce the finalists for the six special-focus prizes** sponsored by ExxonMobil Foundation, Jhumki Basu Foundation, The Mind Trust, Amgen, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Learn more about their innovations to bring STEM talent into schools by viewing their entries listed below: **Special Focus Prize Sponsors are responsible for selecting their own winner(s). Naming of finalists does not guarantee that a winner will be selected.
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Winners Announced! The three winners will each receive a prize of US$5,000 from Ashoka Changemakers, and will be invited to participate in a collaboration workshop with Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil during summer/fall 2010.

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