In the US, the Foundation will support the New York Academy of Sciences’s Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program. This program is designed to reach the city’s most underserved children in partnership with the Youth and Community Services Department of the City of New York. It trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to teach hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities to more than 1,300 fourth- through eighth-graders each year. The STEM professionals/mentors have spent more than 100,000 instructional hours with students in low-resource settings. With funding from the Elsevier Foundation, the academy will be able to expand this program into geographically isolated neighborhoods across New York City.
The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organization with 20,000+ Members in 100 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. Their Board of Governors and President’s Council include 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world.