The Central States Section of the Combustion Institute (CSS / CI) has issued a grant opportunity (up to $5000 award) to high school teachers for developing and introducing a combustion science-based (i.e., applied chemistry) learning module into their course curriculum.

Combustion science deals with fast exothermic oxidizing reactions that occur in the majority of energy, industrial, transportation, and fire suppression-based applications. Combustion science is a broad field consisting basically of chemistry, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. The CSS / CI’s primary objective in offering this grant opportunity is to increase awareness and interest in STEM disciplines.

Proposals are due October 1 and teachers may request to be paired with a mentor who conducts research in combustion science. Additional information about the grant opportunity, including proposal requirements, award requirements, contacts for mentor pairing, and synopses of previous grantee activities can be found at