Science Education Partnership

Funders and Support

A continuing challenge has been to provide ongoing support to participants as our community of teachers grows. In addition to direct financial support from the Hutchinson Center, which also includes the time, enthusiasm, and resources of dozens of Center scientists, SEP has had success in obtaining grant and foundation support from several sources.

A grant from the Dean Witter Foundation is helping support SEP’s Kit Loan Program. In addition, funds are also allocated to the preparation of materials that describe SEP—our principles and practices as well as answers to frequently asked questions. We are grateful for the generosity of the Dean Witter Foundation.

Zymogenetics, a Bristol-Myers Squibb company, supported teacher stipends for 2015 cohort.  This funding allows us to keep the SEP accessible for teachers from all over the state, not just the Greater Seattle Area.

A grant from Google Washington, through the Tides Foundation, lauched our pilot project using iPads.  More information on SEP's iPad Project can be found here.

We acknowledge past funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Amgen Foundation, Washington Mutual Bank, The Boeing Company Charitable Trust, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.  A start grant from The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust helped established SEP's kit loan program.

Donations of equipment and materials from the local life sciences research community expand our support of SEP teachers and their students.

We also acknowledge donations of materials to support our Kit Loan Program from:

  • New England Biolabs
  • SurModics/BioFX
  • Promega
  • Fisher
  • Rainin
  • Roche