What makes us proud

In the past three years, we have participated in four Maker Faires at the New York Hall of Science and were awarded the Educator’s Choice for two of the three years. And two Best in Class in 2014

VEM has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including two National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant, totalying over 2.5 million in funding.

  • From 2008 – 2011, Vision worked with students on the NSF ITEST strategies grant program, GreenFab: Sustainable Design Through Engineering and Technology.
  • From 2005 – 2008, Vision implemented an ITEST strategies grant, SoBRO TEC, which served students from the South Bronx area, increasing their understanding of IT concepts and revealing significant gains in 21st Century skills.

In 2008, Vision was one of 16 recipients out of a pool of over 1100 applicants that was awarded a McArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Foundation award for the creation of a website for hands-on science projects.

We have delivered programs in over twenty-five schools funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, providing a variety of STEM programs to youth from high needs communities

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