Northwest is actively seeking financial support from, and partnerships with, national, private and regional agencies and has received more than $1 million in grants since January. The following are just a few examples.
$25,150 funded by Google
These funds will allow Northwest's Department of Mathematics, Computer
Science and Information Systems to provide two workshops and a summer camp
to promote the use of Scratch programming language in K-12 classrooms.
The People's Garden
$49,897 funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service
Northwest's Department of Agricultural Sciences and its students, working in
conjunction with local organizations like the Ministry Center Food Pantry and
the Nodaway County Senior Center, will expand the current community garden
complex to include handicap accessible garden beds, an educational, sensory
garden and outdoor pavilion. (below)
Upward Bound Math and Science
$317,987 funded by the U.S. Department of Education
(and $1.6 million over the next five years)
This highly competitive grant allows Northwest's Upward Bound Math
and Science program to continue for another five years. The program is a
six-week, hands-on summer learning experience for eligible high school
students in grades nine through 11. The life-enhancing college-prep program
helps students explore math, science and technology topics that many of
their peers might never experience while exposing them to a university
campus and reducing anxieties about college. (above)
Reduce Your Paw Print: Bale It!
$14,920 funded by the Northwest Missouri Regional Solid Waste
Funding allows Northwest, and its division of Facility Services, to generate
a viable revenue stream by allowing the University to improve the cost
effectiveness of its plastic recycling efforts through the acquisition of an
industrial bailer to streamline the collection process, thereby making it more
viable for the institution to sell plastic bales at market prices.