Humanists of Linn County Science in the Schools Project

Our Science in the Schools project raises money each year to donate science equipment to one middle school in Linn County. Teachers select equipment which will create an exciting exploratory learning environment that facilitates development of critical thinking skills.

Middle school teachers in the science, engineering, or computer science programs are eligible to apply for the grant. Teachers may apply for a grant up to $1,000 for new equipment.

Humanists of Linn County envision a world where science, reason, critical thinking, creativity, and compassion guide both public policy and personal accountability. By supporting and enhancing science education in public schools we are carrying out our mission.

2019 will be the fourth year we have provided science equipment to a middle school. In 2016 we provided $1,000 to the science faculty at McKinley Middle School. In 2017 we provided $1,000 worth of science equipment to Roosevelt Middle School. In 2018 we provided $1,000 to the computer science and engineering program at Wilson Middle School.

For 2019, we decided to inform all of the middle schools in the eleven Linn County school districts about this program. The application for the $1,000 grant will be made available on our website. We excitedly await choosing a middle school in Linn County that looks to augment their science curricula for the benefit of their students.

For information on how to apply, please contact us at

Our Brief Moment in the Sun

Unity Center of Cedar Rapids welcomes back Alan Diehl and to explore this very intriguing topic, together. Alan earned a Bachelor’s of Pastoral Theology from Providence Baptist College in Elgin Illinois and is currently pursuing his MBA from Mt. Mercy. He lives in Cedar Rapids with his family and serves on the Board of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County and is the Vice-President of the Humanists of Linn County.