Grant Outreach at ASNE
ASNE is a 501(c)3 organization with a focus on growing the STEM pipeline through inclusive programs that promote
the learning and self-efficacy of all future STEM leaders including currently under-represented populations. Our
ongoing work includes Promoting
Propulsion (a collegiate competition), women-focused mentoring and publications, and
our free K-12 video game, FLEET. We are often submitting
grants to foundations, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Department of Defense, and industry
partners, and always seek to find partners that can further these proposals. Please email us questions and
thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAV e-Cred: Naval Academics: Valuable e-Credentials for High
Office of Naval Research
This research will create a micro-credentialing system that inspires high
school students to engage in STEM careers. We will create six badges aligned with courses given to
plebes at USNA. Each badge will be earned after engaging in a
learning program that shows the student mastered content that would be covered in the first half of each
program will impact these students by sharing the USNA expectation and learning targets with them before
their collegiate education. This program will have much wider impact to students that are interested in
skills in one or more of these disciplines and use this program to gain a STEM micro-credential. This
group of people
may not join the Navy immediately, but they will be aware of the leadership and high-quality work that
awaits them when
they are looking for STEM careers in the future. In addition, this type of college-application-building
raise the educational profile of Naval opportunities to academic leaders in the K-12 space across the
proposal relies on the affordances of personalized learning managements systems to connect students of
all ages to
micro-credentials in six learning trajectories which culminate in a certification. As the college
looks for next steps beyond the current standardized testing regime, programs like this that allow
demonstrate their interests and aptitudes will help inform the next generation of college- and
We will work closely with our educational partners and get input from industry to
ensure each micro-credential meets all
stakeholder needs while representing an engaging, accessible way for students to demonstrate their
ability to be
successful in these USNA entry-level courses:
Our current draft is available to download here. Please email us email@example.com with any questions, suggestions, or colaborations.
SCIENCE: Micro-credential Program
National Science Foundation 2020
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) has invested time and resources into vibrant
STEM and Professional Development (PD) programs. We see synergy between these activities by
creating virtual learning and assessment system that inspires the STEM students and provides a
certification valued by professionals in our industry. The Naval Engineering Certificate (NEC)
was first researched in 2015 and now our Letters of Collaboration reflect today’s interest in moving
forward with this effort. Our STEM programs treat students as professionals to increase their selfefficacy and outcome
expectations; we plan to create a micro-credentialing system that connects
high school standards with NEC topics and test items. Each micro-credential badge will be based
on an authentic learning experience and contain an authentic learning outcome. ASNE’s rich
experience with engineering, leadership, PD and STEM gives us the unique collection of talents
in order to create a PD system targeting emerging engineers aged 14 to 44.
The objective of this proposal is to pioneer a learning management system and STEM engagement
platform that supports emerging engineers throughout the school and career trajectory.
You can see the program description here (14 pages of an 82-page proposal).
Mentoring focused on broadning participations in engineering
National Science Foundation - Unsubmitted 2022
The proposed Maritime Engineering Mentoring & Experiences (MEME) program will connect young engineers in high school,
college and early career to mentors that are at the next stage in the STEM pathway as well as diverse national experts.
This hub will ensure there are academic supports for these mentoring experiences to ensure that these interactions not
only provide agency and role models, but boost self-efficacy in reading for information, mathematics, science classes
and the engineering design process. By partnering with technology companies, we can ensure these efforts are scaled
nationally while being easy to access. This program will be transparent, welcoming and publish regular to support our
partners and the broader STEM community.
You can see our request for mentorship support and program description here.