The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiative

Why STEM Matters

About Our Initiative

Spotlight on Computer Science

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Our Partners

We’re grateful to the organizations whose support powers our STEM Initiative. If you’re interested in supporting us, email STEM@teachforamerica.org.

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In The News

Rocket Scientist to STEM Teacher

“Despite having worked as what my friends called a ‘rocket scientist,’ teaching has by far been the most intellectually and emotionally challenging work I have ever done.” Read more>>

Don't Be Bored. Make Something

Too often, we forget that discovery happens in schools as much as it happens in laboratories and engineering workshops or through expert collaborations. Read more>>

Connecting City Kids to Health-Care Careers

After Trevor scored a 95% on our body systems unit exam, he told me, ‘I want to be a doctor.’ While I was ecstatic about his new passion, I knew his English and math skills were around seventh-grade level.” Read more>>

Bringing Computer Science to my 8th Graders

“In the not-so-distant past, when the Internet and smartphones were already mainstays in our lives, my schools didn’t offer computer science courses. Nine out of 10 schools today still don’t.” Read more>>