GSK Awards Coalition $50k STEM Equity Grant

Global healthcare company GSK today announced that the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition is one of five grantees selected as part of its 10-year commitment to increase the number of women and Black and Latinx Philadelphia students entering careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

GSK’s grant to the Coalition totals $50,000 over 18 months and will support the growth of our program staff, which provides the front-line support to our coaches and teams.

Tiger Tech from Bache-Martin Elementary school prepares their robot for a match at the Philadelphia FIRST LEGO League Challenge Qualifier at Central High School, December 2019. (Photo: RoboLancers)

Combined, the five grants announced today total over 1 million dollars. These grants build on the work of the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective, a city-wide, collaborative effort launched by GSK and the Philadelphia Education Fund in 2020. The Philadelphia Robotics Coalition is a member organization of the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective.

In addition to the grant, GSK has committed to sending some of its employees as volunteers to Coalition events next school year.

You can read about today’s other grant recipients in the press release from GSK.

Thank you, GSK, for supporting the Coalition’s work to build equity in STEM education!