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

Why STEM Matters

About Our Initiative

Spotlight on Computer Science


Our Partners

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

A square logo with a dark yellow background and white text reading "100K in 10 Answering the Nation's Call."
AT&T Logo
A rectangular logo with a white background, with friendly blue and black text reading "biogen idec Foundation."
ExxonMobil Logo
Lincoln Financial Logo
A rectangular logo with a white background and red and blue text reading "STEMConnector."

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>>