Foundations and Other Partner Organizations


Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation - 2011-2013
The founding partner of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center at Quinnipiac, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has remained committed the center's mission by providing continued funding for a number of programs offered by the center. These include:

  • The Health Science Professions Summer Program (HSPSP)
  • The QUIPS-RS Program Bristol-Myers Squibb Center Fellows
  • The Pathways to Nursing Program
  • STEM Teaching & Learning 'Best Practices' Teacher Professional Development (STPD) Opportunities
  • QU-STORS (Quinnipiac University Summer Teacher Opportunities for Research in STEM)
  • QU-SHORS (Quinnipiac University Summer High-school Opportunities for Research in STEM)
  • STEM Career Connections Programs

Connecticut Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program, Office of Higher Education - 2013-2014
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center at Quinnipiac, along with the School of Education and five (Hamden, North Haven, Wallingford, Meriden and New Haven) local school district partners, was awarded $90,000 from the Connecticut 2013 TQPG program to develop an On-line Resource through Integrated STEM (ORTIS) Curricula Project. This project is designed to develop K-12 Science curriculum units using the engineering design process (EPD) by teams of Quinnipiac faculty and local school district teachers. These units will be shared across the consortium through an on-line professional media site where users will be able to give feedback to the curricula development teams as to the success of the classroom application of each of the integrated STEM teaching and learning activities.

Hoffman Foundation - 2012
The Hoffman Foundation provided a grant to support a number of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center programs, including: the Health Science Professions Summer Program (HSPSP); the STEM Teacher Professional Development (STPD) programs; and the QUIPS-RS Bristol-Myers Squibb Center Fellowships.

The main component of the funds are used to launch and institutionalize the mini-medical school camp, now known as the Health Science Professions Summer Program (HSPSP). This program provided high school students the opportunity to experience hands on learning activities within the Quinnipiac Schools of Nursing, Health Sciences and Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Hoffman Foundation - 2009
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center received this grant from the Hoffman Foundation in support of a program that aims to develop, implement and disseminate new curriculum for middle and high school districts that incorporates real-time environmental data into inquiry-based science projects. Using the osprey and fiddler crab cameras, and weather- and water-monitoring systems that are installed at Farm River State Park in East Haven, Conn., data will be collected and integrated into K-12 curricula to stimulate student interest in STEM.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute - 2013-2014
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) along with the NSA have awarded the New Haven County Math Teacher Circle team funds to support the creation and development of their Math Teacher Circle. The funds will be used as seed funding to support the planning and recruitment of middle school math teachers to a summer institute that will highlight the core objectives of the MTC's philosophy. 

The United Illuminating Company and Southern Connecticut Gas - 2013
A $1,000 grant was awarded to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center by UIL Holdings Foundation in support of the "Engineering is Elementary" Teacher Professional Development workshops delivered by the Center.  The funds will be used to increase the library of resources for this program and to support the workshop activities.

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