Motorola is calling for applications for the 2009 Innovation Generation Grants, the technology company’s signature giving program. Innovation Generation Grants support programs that inspire and cultivate the next generation of inventors and innovators by making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) accessible and relatable to students at any age. In 2008, the Motorola Foundation’s Innovation Generation Grants supported more than 90 programs that use innovative approaches to develop students’ interest and skills in STEM. Of the recipient programs – ranging from after-school and summer science enrichment programs to activities that promote innovative technology use and teacher-training initiatives – 43 percent serve African American students, 23 percent reach Hispanic youth, and 35 percent reach girls.

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