The KDK-Harman Foundation began its Summer STEM Grant Program in 2011 with a goal of combating summer learning loss in economically disadvantaged children in Central Texas. The Summer STEM Grant Program also aimed to provide opportunities for students to engage in STEM practices and activities to lay the groundwork for building a STEM worker pipeline. Central Texas’ demand for STEM workers far exceeds the supply. 

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2016 Summer STEM Learning Report 

(Web Viewing)

2015 Summer STEM Learning Report

(Web viewing) 

2014 Summer STEM Learning Report

(Web viewing)

2013 Summer STEM Learning Report

(Web viewing)

Summer STEM Learning Reports

Please use the links below for the

Summer STEM Investment Hub's 

2017 Summer STEM RFP:​ 

Click on the underlined titles:

​​2017 Summer STEM Online Grant Application

Online Grant Application link will be available November 15, 2016

(Application Deadline: December 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm)

Required Attachment Templates:

Summer STEM Logic Model Template

(downloads a Word document)

Logic Model Progress Status Template

(downloads an Excel sheet)

​Summer STEM Budget Sheet Template

(downloads an Excel sheet)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Summer STEM Investment Hub FAQ

(downloads a FAQ Word document)

2016 Summer STEM RFP Kickoff

Out of school Time Learning

The Texas Out of School Landscape

(Presented by Molly Clayton, Executive Director of TXPOST, to the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Counsel

A Coordinated Approach to Out-of-School Time

Summer STEM Programs Presentations (Pecha Kucha)

    - Lonny Stern, Skillpoint Alliance

    - Mary Miller, UTeach

    - Desiree Morales, AISD STAARburst

2014 Summer STEM Learning Report Presentation

Lauren Whitehead

Logic Models Workshop Presentation

Mary Riggs

2015 Summer STEM RFP Presentation

Melanie Moore


Summer STEM Investment Hub

Presentations from 2016 Summer STEM RFP event:

Summer STEM Programs Presentations (Pecha Kucha)

    - Jose Mejia, AISD EMVT

    - Kelsey Navis, Hill Country Science Mill

    - Robert Deckard, Akins High School STEMbridge

    - Ben Kramer, KLRU

Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem Presentation

Melanie Moore

Logic Models Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

Marisa Zappone, Mission Capital

Link to video of Logic Model Workshop (Part 1)

Link to video of Logic Model Workshop (Part 2)

2016 Summer STEM RFP PowerPoint Presentation

Melanie Moore

Link to video of RFP presentation