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STEM Education

The American STEM Alliance

The American STEM Alliance is a network of stakeholder groups and organizations that emerged from a working group that convened at a conference held in April 2007 on the subject of the American Competitiveness Initiative at the University of Texas at El Paso.

The purpose of the American STEM Alliance is to form strategic collaborations between stakeholder groups and organizations in order to maximize education outcomes for Hispanic students by exposing them to multiple interventions in the STEM disciplines leading to increased high school graduation, postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion.

Minority STEM Education Programs


inSPIRE STEM USA is a coalition of organizations, companies and leaders supportive of a two-part plan to address immigration and workforce development needs and improve our STEM Education pipeline

Latinos in Science & Engineering (MAES)

MAES was founded in Los Angeles in 1974 to increase the number
of Mexican Americans and other Hispanics in the technical and
scientific fields.  
Today, MAES is the foremost Latino organization
for the development of STEM leaders in the academic, executive, and technical communities.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering(NACME)

NACME Mission:  To ensure American competitiveness in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

NACME strives to increase the proportion of African American, American Indian, and Latino graduates in STEM education and careers, our metric is parity in the workforce, and our methodology is connecting the network of like-minded individuals and organizations that share a commitment to these aims.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE's mission is to empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

Through membership, programs, scholarships and corporate partnerships, SHPE will inspire the next generation of STEM innovators this country needs. It is a great part of SHPE's quest to expand STEM literacy so that Hispanics are the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers!


The primary purpose of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is to initiate and support local, regional, national, and global programs that assist people of color in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields! The Organization promotes careers in science and technology as an achievable goal for elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, NOBCChE encourages college students to pursue graduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. NOBCChE makes a difference!!


SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.