National Academy Foundation (NAF) and The STEM Academy Call for Proposals

For US High Schools:

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) and The STEM Academy have a unique opportunity to apply for funding from the National Science Foundation to develop fifteen new Academies of Engineering.

 NAF and The STEM Academy are seeking proposals from schools interested in forming small learning communities (schools-within-schools or small stand-alone schools) for 9th – 12th grade students that are built around a broad technical core-curriculum which prepares students to pursue post-secondary engineering and engineering technology degree programs. If funded, NSF will support the curriculum costs from The STEM Academy and the Year of Planning fees from NAF. Implementation of this project will be dependent on securing funds from NSF or another agency.

Letters of intent are due April 15, 2011.

More information can be found in the following document – Marie Planchard


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard