Research and Ideas
STEM Ready America
STEM Ready America is a compendium from 40 authors presenting bold and persuasive evidence—as well as real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships—on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills are preparing young people to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.
STEM learning is key to breaking the generational cycle of poverty and to reducing income inequality. It greatly enhances educational opportunity and has been particularly effective at advancing children of color and girls. All children, regardless of zip code, race, ethnicity, national origin or gender have a basic right to the opportunity to prepare for the knowledge-based economy.
STEM Learning in Afterschool Works
Evaluating results from 160 programs in 11 states, The Afterschool & STEM System-Building Evaluation 2016 revealed important results: Participating in afterschool STEM programs improves students’ reported attitudes, knowledge, and skills.
The PEAR Institute and IMMAP: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis & Policy at Texas Tech University conducted an analysis of student self-reported change shows that participation in a STEM afterschool program greatly increases positive attitudes towards STEM.
News & Ideas
While women have made gains in STEM career fields persistent gaps remain, particularly in engineering and a variety of science fields. While research abounds to
Looking Beyond the Classroom to Get Students Back into Learning
Everywhere we turn, we see headlines and stories hyper-focused on student “learning loss” with the release of daunting new data assessing student learning. It can
Summer of Love for STEM: Seven Fun and Family-Friendly Ideas for a Summer of STEM
Summer is coming. So is the search for ideas to support summer learning. With less structure and more time for self-directed play, summer is an
Introducing the STEM Next Opportunity Fund STEM and Tech Equity Fellow Network
Introducing the STEM Next Opportunity Fund STEM and Tech Equity Fellow Network Each year, the Federal Government spends an estimated $3B on STEM education.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering 2022: Dream Big and Reimagine the Possible with the Million Girls Moonshot
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2022 is one of our favorite days of the year. Girl Day is part of Engineers Week that celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world and engages youth in engineering.
White House Celebrates International Day of Women & Girls in Science
In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, STEM Next joins an esteemed panel hosted by the White House Office of Science