Announcing Round Two E2E Incubator Microgrant Recipients

e2e logo with e2e in between a bridge with the words education to employment

The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education (JI) is proud to announce Round 2 microgrant funding of eight STEAM-based projects that are a collaboration between USD faculty and students and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) teachers and students at the E2E Incubator at Kearny High School. As a part of USD's Envision 2024 Strategic Investment Fund, the JI is funding two rounds of microgrants for collaborative projects between USD students/faculty and SDUSD students/teachers that utilize the innovative E2E Incubator space. 

After a competitive application process, the second round of microgrants will fund the following eight projects (up to $3,500 each) taking place during June through December 2019:

  • Technology: Developing Your Superpower, Shirley Miranda (Kearny High School)
  • Conservation Collaborative, Janel Ortiz and Maisy Feeley (USD)
  • Success in Adulthood 4.0, Candice Fee (SDUSD Youth Advocacy)
  • Building a STEM Foundation One Block at a Time, Laura Gingras (Marie Curie Elementary)
  • Marie Curie Elementary Family Science Nights, Rachel Duron (Marie Curie Elementary)
  • Kindergarten Interactive Playground Music Wall, Janelle Rusch (Silver Gate Elementary)
  • Ocean Pollution Solutions - Do you know where your plastic is?, Angela Hummel and Elizabeth Lonnecker (Hoover High School) + Hoover HS students
  • STEAM and Maker Lab, Shira Maltz + Amber Redmerski (Jonas Salk Elementary)

The E2E Incubator (Education to Employment) is a space where every student can discover their place in the world. Open to K-12 schools throughout San Diego, the incubator prioritizes access to elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers in Linda Vista and the Kearny Cluster. 

More information regarding these projects will be provided throughout this Fall 2019 semester on the JI website and follow the JI on Twitter @ji_usd for photos and information about the projects as they are implemented.

If you would like to participate in any of these projects or have general questions, please contact Andrew Simmerman for more information:



Andrew Simmerman
(619) 260-7418