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STEM Education

Successful STEM Education: National Science Foundation Initiative

Successful STEM Education is the product of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) congressional directive, in 2010, to convene a panel of experts (the Committee on Highly Successful Schools or Programs for K-12 STEM Education) to survey preK-12 schools that are highly successful in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and submit a report of findings and recommendations. 

The Successful STEM Education website provides information, events andresources that highlight promising practices and tools in support of effective STEM education in schools and programs.

Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education


  Triangle Coalition for STEM Education
  (formerly known as Triangle Coalition
  for Science and Technology Education)
  is passionate about improving STEM
  education for all students.
  Since1985, Triangle Coalition for STEM
  Education, a 501c (3) nonprofit
  organization, has worked in conjunction
  with its members to lead the nation
  in advocating for better STEM education.
  Headquartered in the Washington, D.C.
  metro area,Triangle Coalition is comprised
  of member organizations that represent
  a wide range of businesses, education
  alliances, nonprofit organizations, and
  STEM societies from across the nation.
  While broad in scope, members all share
  a common interest in furthering STEM
  education in the United States. Efforts
  of Triangle Coalition focus on three major
  areas: communicationadvocacy and
  programmatic efforts to advance STEM
  education for all students.

Change the Equation (CTEq)

Since Change the Equation (CTEq) launched in September 2010, 24 of its member companies have scaled up five excellentSTEM learning programs to more than 130 new sites nationwide. These new efforts will ignite learning in almost 40,000 young people across the country, over half of whom are in low-income schools.

The Igniting Learning initiative spotlights on only a small part of the vital work CTEq’s member companies are doing to improve STEM learning. Yet it shows what is possible when companies rally around powerful strategies to magnify their impact. The Igniting Learning initiative exemplifies CTEq’s mission to connect and align the business community’s efforts to transform STEM learning in the United States.

STEM: Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)

Started in 1989 as a project of the Association of the American Colleges and UniversitiesProject Kaleidoscope has been one of the leading advocates in the United States for building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 
With an extensive network of nearly 7,000 faculty members and administrators at over 1,000 colleges, universities and organizations, PKAL has developed far-reaching influence in shaping undergraduate STEM learning environments that attract and retain undergraduate students.

National Math + Science Initiative

American students are falling behind in the critical subjects of math and science, putting our position in the global economy at risk. Challenges facing education today in the United States include staying competitive, closing minority gaps, closing gender gaps, and improving teacher preparation.
The National Math and Science Initiative is addressing all of these issues in order to keep America globally competitive in STEM education and the economy.

100Kin 10

100Kin10 is designed as an invitation to all interested stakeholders—from federal agencies to states, museums to corporations, universities and school districts, non-profits to individuals—to look at their unique resources and assets and apply them creatively and strategically to address the nation’s shortage of STEM teachers and to improve STEM learning for all students.

The initiative was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Meeting in Chicago in June 2011, where President Clinton urged corporations, foundations, and other interested organizations to take part. At the Seventh Annual Meeting of CGI in New York City in September 2011, President Obama reiterated the imperative and recognized the efforts of 100Kin10

TAP Coalition

In July 2005, 15 prominent business organizations — representing America's most innovative companies — recognized that U.S. economic and technological leadership, as well as future job creation and economic growth, depend on having a workforce grounded in the critical fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The organizations created the "Tapping America's Potential" (TAP) coalition and established a national goal of doubling the number of U.S. STEM graduates with bachelor's degrees. In its initial policy statement, TAP laid out a series of policy solutions that would help America reach this goal and prepare American workers for the 21st century economy.

The TAP Coalition website has a lot of information regarding STEM newsadvocacy and resources.

National Center for Technological Literacy


The National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) has been helping to educate children and adults in a variety of educational settings since 2004. This Museum of Science, Boston initiative is active nationwide via partnerships that seek to raise awareness and understanding of engineering in schools and museums. One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort, bringing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) alive for over 1.5 million visitors a year through its exhibits and programs.