Grants

Our community partnerships are also making an impact and gaining national visibility.

External grants and Contracts have supported several OCEAN partnerships.
please see below for A sample of external grant awards that recognize ocean projects.

2021

School-Wide Improvement in Mathematics (SWIM)
Partners: Newport-Mesa School District
OCEAN Faculty: Rossella Santagata
$146,177
Funder: Newport-Mesa School District

Career Pathways in Learning, Education, Analytics and Data Science (CP-LEADS)
Partners: OCEAN
OCEAN Faculty: June Ahn & Fernando Rodriguez
$1,500,000
Funder: Institute of Educational Sciences

A Southern California Regional RPP Network for the Comparative Study of Research Use in Anti-Racist Partnerships
Partners:
OCEAN Faculty: June Ahn & Kim Gomez, UCLA
$600,000
Funder: William T. Grant Foundation

Co-designing Technology with Latinx Families to Promote Playful Learning in the City
Partners: SAELI
OCEAN Faculty: June Ahn & Andres Bustamante
$700,000
Funder: Heising Simons Foundation

2020

Stimulating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in the City: Co-Designing with Latinx Families to Promote Informal STEM Learning
Partners: Orange County Foster and Housing Insecure Youth Practitioners
OCEAN Faculty: Andres Bustamante, June Ahn
$2,500,000
Funder: National Science Foundation

Reimagining Educational Equity and Opportunity during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Partners: OCEAN Schools
OCEAN Faculty: Rossella Santagata, Adriana Villavicencio, June Ahn
$25,000
Funder: UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence

Fractions in the Schoolyard: Play-based Executive Function and Math Learning
Partners: Santa Ana Unified School District
OCEAN Faculty: Andres Bustamante, June Ahn
$1,250,000
Funder: New Schools Venture Fund

Orange County Foster and Housing Insecure Practitioner Networked Improvement Community
Partners: Orange County Foster and Housing Insecure Youth Practitioners
OCEAN Faculty: Richard Arum, June Ahn
$500,000
Funder: Spencer Foundation