"STEM in the schools" is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to help students in NYC schools obtain the STEM skills needed so NYC students will be better prepared for a career in STEM fields in the 21st century in the global market.
We are bringing applied STEM programs to underserved schools (i.e., Title I) in NYC and offering workshops and competitions to promote teamwork within and among the schools.
One of our partnerships is with Golf Fore America, a fundraising initiative that supports a healthy lifestyle in children via sports and STEM education no matter what socioeconomic status. Sponsors include golf clubs, which provide a venue for fun activities and competitions. Companies donate prizes for participants and winners.
There are over 1.2 million job openings in STEM related fields by 2018, but there will not be enough qualified candidates to fill them. These jobs provide a sustainable career with high earning potential. STEM is the key to innovation and job creation in the United States. Over 85% of startups (Google, Yahoo, eBay, Nvidia, etc.) are created by entrepreneurs with a strong STEM foundation. From successful executives who went to top engineering schools to college drop outs who became successful tech entrepreneurs, there is a recurring theme: They attribute applied STEM skills as a key factor to their successes.
- High quality teachers.
- Innovative teaching materials tracked by proprietary algorithm.
- Project based learning methodology.
- STEM in Schools (SIS) Rating used for assessment and competitions.
- Partnerships with key technology companies such as LEGO, VEX, and Minecraft and Golf Fore America to optimize the learning experience between STEM and athletics.
- Strong relationships with CTO's from Silicon Alley (NYC) to Silicon Valley and top engineering universities to keep abreast of the latest tech trends.