Research & Advocacy
Powering lasting change through research, public policy & thought leadership
We leverage research, policy and partnerships into collective action to power STEM learning at the pace and scale needed to eliminate barriers and redesign a system that works for all kids.
This means launching new ideas into action through our policy and advocacy work to ensure that its top of mind with decision makers at all levels and that the resources are there to support youth in STEM.
Our Approach in Action
Our policy and advocacy work seeks to remove barriers and create the enabling conditions at the Federal, State and Local level to ensure all young people can find success, engagement and joy in their STEM learning experiences.
STEM Next partners with top researchers finding and incentivizing programs and partners to engage in research studies that identify innovative approaches and tools is a priority.
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