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The Philadelphia STEM Education Directory is a free searchable map of a variety of opportunities in STEM in the Greater Philadelphia Area. The directory can help students and parents/guardians finding out-of-school time STEM programs geared to students Pre-K through high school; and for teachers and educators to locate professional development opportunities in STEM education in the Philadelphia area.
The Philadelphia STEM Outreach Guide is a resource that includes contacts and descriptions of outreach programs in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
The Philadelphia STEM Field Trip Guide is a resource that includes contacts and descriptions of field trip destinations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Academy of Natural Sciences
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For nearly 200 years, the Academy has carried out its mission to encourage and cultivate the sciences, exploring the remarkable diversity of our natural world and sharing these discoveries with the public through innovative exhibits, publications and educational programming.
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.
Association of Women in Forensic Science (AWIFS)
Association of Women in Forensic Science (AWIFS) provides networking opportunities and programs for female forensic professionals, teenagers, and college students through mentoring and outreach programming.
Bartram's Garden is many things to many people: a home for horticulture, an ancient riverfront, an African Diaspora farm, and a place of untold histories. This public park spans nearly 50 acres in Southwest Philadelphia, offering peace, rest, and connection. It offers tours, educational programs, special events, recreation and as a community cultural center.
CASTLE or the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence is based out of Drexel University and seeks to affect institutional change in STEM teaching and learning. CASTLE is a community driven organization that believes in the importance of diversity and inclusion that values high-quality research related to peer-to-peer and vertical mentoring, technology mediated learning, and experiential learning experiences.
Character Lab is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit organization that aims to advance the science and practice of character development so that all kids can reach their fullest potential.
Click 2 Science
Click 2 Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth.
Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center, Inc
CCCEEC’s mission is to operate a premier urban environmental education center in Southwest and West Philadelphia that embraces and educates people of diverse backgrounds to understand and appreciate the important role the environment plays in our lives.
Coded by: Kids
Coded by: Kids is committed to providing free tech education, tech industry exposure and career mentorship to children who lack access to these opportunities. Our programs are designed to help our students achieve success by providing them with a combination of real world tech skills and access to a support system of mentors with experience in the tech industry. We focus on providing young people 8 to 18 years old, from underrepresented groups with software development, digital design, computer science, and tech startup-focused entrepreneurship programs.
DiscoverE - Discover Engineering has a variety of programs to inspire youth of all ages to explore engineering
The Franklin Institute
In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.
FirstHand Philly is a resource for Philadelphia youth from resourced schools and teachers, professionals and families from their communities. FirstHand aims to spark an interest in the STEAM disciplines for students to explore and cultivate throughout their lives. At FirstHand, an educational initiatives at the University City Science Center, classroom lessons are brought to life through engaging projects and real-life lab environments.
George Washington Carver Science Fair
The George Washington Carver Science Fair encourages urban youth to pursue academic achievement and careers in science. The annual fair provides opportunities for Philadelphia school students to gain enriched learning experiences through scientific inquiry and discovery. The fair is held every Spring and is open to all students in grades four through twelve who attend Philadelphia County public, charter, parochial and private schools, as well as to home-schooled students residing in the county.
Greener Partners partners with schools and communities to strengthen community health through urban farming, equitable fresh food access, and discovery-based learning. Our programs include the Farm Explorer, a mobile farm that brings seed-to-plate experiences to schools; and the Healthy Schools Project, a school-based initiative that combines fresh food access, education, and food sovereignty.
Heights Philadelphia gives Black, Brown, and first-gen scholars educational programming that unlocks academic and professional results — and a network of people who believe in them.
HopePHL™ (pronounced “hopeful”) was founded through an integration of two human service organizations in Philadelphia, PA: People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and Youth Service, Inc (YSI). HopePHL’s mission is to inspire Philadelphia's children, youth, families and communities to thrive by providing housing, advocacy, and trauma-responsive social services designed to promote equity, resilience, autonomy, and well-being.
iPraxis works to inspire middle school aged students in underserved Philadelphia communities to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by connecting them with professional scientists and providing hands-on learning.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Since its establishment in 1972, the refuge has worked with area educators to provide educational opportunities for their students. Our programs focus on providing teachers with the information, skills, and resources to incorporate the environment into their curriculum and to utilize the refuge as an outdoor classroom.
LEAP into Science
LEAP into Science, is a national program that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families.
Math Science Upward Bound
Math Science Upward Bound aims to prepare Philadelphia Public and Charter High School students for admission to institutions for higher learning and success in the collegiate environment through intense academic enrichment, a summer college immersion experience, enhanced cognitive and critical thinking, and extensive interpersonal development through positive social interactions. The programs will enable students to set attainable goals and build self awareness, respect for diversity and healthy relationships with peers, staff, and professionals from industry and the community. This program is open to ninth and tenth graders and is hosted by Temple University.
NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers of any skill level. It regularly has open to the public workshops that can be attended, for a small fee, by children as young as ten who are accompanied by their parent or guardian. They offer junior membership options that allow minors to take classes.
Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS)
PACTS is an academic year youth leadership experience at The Franklin Institute that combines science enrichment, career development, mentoring, and leadership opportunities for a diverse group of rising 6th graders and rising 8th graders.
PennApps is a biannual hackathon involving teams of up to four college students who spend the weekend at the University of Pennsylvania working on innovative software and hardware solutions to real-world problems. Travel, meals, and housing are paid for, if application is accepted.
Philadelphia Academies Inc
The Philadelphia Academies Inc. mission is to design and implement industry informed, career connected learning strategies and school supports that position young people fo rsucces in post-secondary education and the workforce.
Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development
PHENND is a a network of over 25 colleges and universities that strengthens service-learning, civic engagement, and community partnership in Philadelphia, connecting academics with community involvement. The consortium actively seeks to revitalize local communities and schools and foster civic responsibility among the region’s colleges and universities.
Philadelphia Regional Institute for STEM Educators
Philadelphia Regional Institutes for STEM Educators (PRISE) aims to build lasting synergies within the greater Philadelphia region that strengthen all aspects of the STEM teacher pipeline: recruitment, pre-service preparation, induction, and ongoing growth throughout a teacher’s career.
Philadelphia STEM Education Directory
The Philadelphia STEM Education Directory is a free searchable map of a variety of opportunities in STEM in the Greater Philadelphia Area. It can help students and parents/guardians finding out-of-school time STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs geared to students Pre-K through high school; and for teachers and educators to locate professional development opportunities in STEM education in the Philadelphia area.
The Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction with over 1.2 million visitors last year. Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first.
Philly CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led free computer programming club for young people to learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more.
Physics Wonder Girls
Physics Wonder Girls is a free physics summer day camp for middle school girls in the Philly-South Jersey area. It is currently based on the campus of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. On its 8th year, the physics camp aims to sustain interest of middle school girls in science through project-building, hands-on physics demonstrations, research lab tours, industrial plant trips, physics-based games, and career talks by women STEM models.
Science History Institute
Science History Institute is a free museum (previously the Chemical Heritage Museum), located in the heart of Philadelphia. We preserve, study, and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
SeaPerch and SeaGlide Challenge - Greater Philadelphia
SeaPerch and SeaGlide Challenge are underwater robotics program. Students and teachers are equipped with the resources they need to learn about basic science and engineering concepts, tool safety, technical applications, problem-solving and teamwork skills in an exciting and hands-on way.
Tech Impact is a nonprofit leveraging technology to advance social impact. It has empowered thousands of nonprofit staff with technology through direct services, training, resources, and events.
TechGirlz is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations, by focusing on girls at the crucial middle school age. They offer free workshops to get girls interested in different kinds of technology, show them varied career options, and connect them with professionals in technology fields.
Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers.
The University of the Arts Professional Institute for Educators
UArts provides courses for educators to learn about STEM topics to implement in their own classrooms.
Wagner Free Institute of Science
The Wagner Free Institute of Science provides free science education to all ages through programs and events such as adult courses—the oldest of their kind in the country—lectures, field trips, and children's lessons. The Institute is also dedicated to preserving and interpreting its National Historic Landmark building, which was completed in 1865 and houses a Victorian-era lecture hall, an exhibit hall with more than 100,000 natural history specimens, and library with more than 45,000 volumes.
Women in Natural Sciences
Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development.
ASSET Inc. is a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education improvement nonprofit located in Pittsburgh, that fosters STEM fluency and college/career readiness by providing educators of students pre-K through career with highly effective professional development, hands-on educational materials and consulting services.
Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center delights, educates, and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology. It is one of four Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, providing many programs, traveling exhibits, and planetarium shows.
Center for Science and the Schools
CSATS designs, develops, and implements professional development programs and workshops for K-16 education to promote the integration of science and engineering practices into the classroom environment.
Delaware Valley Science Fairs
DVSF was founded in 1949 and incorporated as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1993, making it one of the oldest Fairs in the country. It is now also one of the largest. The Fairs were designed as a vehicle for stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among students in middle and high schools in the tri-state area.
FLEET is a free mission-based engineering video game for students 8 to 18 years old. Students engage in the iterative engineering design process to develop and improve solutions and participate in nationwide online gaming competitions. The FLEET video game is supported by free educational resources aligned to Pennsylvania’s middle and high school standards in ELA, Physical Science, and Technology and Engineering standards.
Million Women Mentors - Pennsylvania
Million Women Mentors Pennsylvania is part of a global organization that provides visible leaders and role models across each state to women and girls. It amplifies awareness of the need for girls and women to engage in STEM and STEM careers across each state and the world.
Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators
Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) is your source for environmental resources in PA, from educational materials to environmental services & products.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) oversees 500 public school districts, more than 170 public charter schools, public cyber charter schools, Career and Technology Centers/Vocational Technical schools, public Intermediate Units, the education of youth in State Juvenile Correctional Institutions, Head Starts and publicly funded preschools, and community colleges.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
DCNR conserves and sustains Pennsylvania's natural resources by maintaining and protecting state parks, and managing state forest land.
Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association (PAESTA)
Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association (PAESTA) is a membership organization that seeks to facilitate and advance excellence in Earth and Space Science education. Membership is free and open to any educator or supporter of Earth and Space science education from Pennsylvania or outside the state.
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations.
Pennsylvania Learns Online is a collection of PK-12 modules in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Aligned to PA Academic Standards, these modules are comprised of a series of mini-lessons to engage learners through interaction with online resources to meet lesson objectives.
Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR)
Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) programs run in and around Philadelphia and Pennsylvania regionally. We provide in-class projects, workshops, speakers, and experiences on biomedical sciences for students from kindergarten through college free of charge.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) works with the Bureau of Special Education and the Pennsylvania Department Education to provide a full array of professional development and technical assistance targeted to improving student results.
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Riverbend Environmental Education Center teaches environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania, through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens.
Sea Air and Land Challenge
The Sea Air and Land Challenge is a STEM initiative in which teams of high school or middle school aged students learn about the engineering process through the design and build of a robotic system. The systems are then used to compete in challenges relevant to the Department of Defense which mimic missions encountered by the military, national security agencies and first responders.
Serendip Studio is a digital ecosystem dedicated to gathering people together for the exploration of science and its implications for art, climate change, disability studies, literature, mental health, pedagogy, social justice, and technology.
Standards Aligned Systems (SAS)
The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement. SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. Schools and educators across Pennsylvania are supported in their efforts to implement SAS by the development of a state-of-the-art portal.
The mission of STEMisphere is to provide access to all of the exceptional STEM education opportunities available in southwestern Pennsylvania by focusing on collaboration, great teaching, and inspired learning. STEMisphere is the central hub for the region’s STEM resources and acts as a directory for students, parents, educators and others who are interested in STEM education.
21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
21st Century Partnership for STEM Education is a nonprofit organization that works both nationally and internationally with governments, institutions of higher education, school districts and other education entities to transform education, empower learners, and improve lives by advancing literacy and achievement in purpose-driven science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM.)
2021 Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
2021 Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: This resource explains the different ways to increase diversity, starting with education as well as employee training.
Ada Developers Academy
Ada Developers Academy is a training program located in Seattle, Washington for women and nonbinary people who want to become software developers. Ada is tuition-free and is comprised of 6 months of full-time classroom training followed by 5 months in a paid industry internship.
The Afterschool Alliance works with agencies, elected officials, business, 50 state afterschool networks, community leaders, and program providers across the nation. We’re in touch with more than 25,000 afterschool program partners and our publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals every month. Our main areas of work include research & publications, policy & advocacy, communications, and field-building.
Agriculture in the Classroom
Agriculture in the Classroom seeks to improve student achievement by applying authentic, agricultural-based content as the context to teach core curriculum concepts in science, social studies, language arts and nutrition by encouraging teachers to embed agriculture into their classroom.
All Education Schools
All Education Schools provides a wealth of diverse resources related to STEM education for both current and future STEM educators. This includes information regarding STEM careers, financial resources, online courses for educators and much more.
Alternative Fuel Foundation
Alternative Fuel Foundation is a nonprofit that connects food service providers with cooking oil collection and recycling companies in the northeast. They provide grants for educators develop programs that promote renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and earth stewardship.
American Association for the Advancement of Science "Triple A-S" (AAAS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science "Triple A-S" (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a professional physics science society dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in physical science education.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - STEM Outreach
Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering focused on the design, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. This website offers content, curricula, career descriptions, mentors, and other unique resources for teachers K-12.
ASM Materials Education Foundation
ASM Materials Education Foundation is a nonprofit supporting organization that encourages education and scholarships, promoting applied science careers for students and teachers.
Association of Science and Technology Centers
The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse audiences.
Astronomy and Space Sites compiled by EDSmart
Astronomy and Space Sites compiled by EDSmart contains a host of resources for science educators looking for activities and resources on space.
Beyond Curie is a design project that highlights great women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
BestColleges - Coding Bootcamp
BestColleges, we believe the best bootcamp is the one that fits your schedule, your learning needs, and your career aspirations. In doing so, we’ve created a guide that explores how to get into a coding bootcamp while also providing tips to increase your student’s admission chances.
Blacks in Technology (BIT)
Blacks in Technology (BIT) is a global platform for Black people in technology. We are “Stomping the Divide” by establishing standards for world class technical excellence. BIT serves members through community, media and mentorship. We provide resources, guidance and challenge members to establish new standards of innovation.
Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program
Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program lets teachers grow free Bonnie Plants cabbages in their classrooms and submit measurements for the chance of receiving scholarships.
Carnegie STEM Girls
Carnegie STEM Girls is a comprehensive site with activities, resources, and links designed to get teenagers excited about STEM - science, technology, engineering, and math. There are areas for students, teachers, and parents. Visitors can read about cool careers, learn about STEM programs and competitions, and link to a variety of other sites that help to provide a rich learning experience.
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)
CIESE leverages and strengthens STEM disciplinary and pedagogical expertise for K-12 and Higher Education through research on teaching and learning, professional development for educators and curriculum design.
Chesapeake Energy partners with organizations that pursue continuous improvement for the benefit of the communities, including STEM education, the environment, emergency and disaster response, and community development. They provide financial donations and materials retired from the corporate lifecycle.
Captain Planet Foundation
Captain Planet Foundation invests in high-quality, solution-based projects that inspire and teach youth to become collaborators and agents of change.
Click2Science is designed to address the need for affordable, high-quality STEM professional development for OST program professionals.
Codebar's goal is to enable minority group members to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this we run free regular workshops, regular one-off events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.
College Educated provides readers with a comprehensive guide on Diversity and Equity in the STEM fields, focusing on identity, inclusion and students of color. Readers are provided with helpful resources, organizations, associations, scholarly articles and more to improve understanding of how to improve DEI in STEM.
ComputerScience.org is a guide to diversity and inclusion within the STEM field outlining career demographics, increasing diversity, and training to improve diversity. Featured information on what STEM encompasses as well as the significance of diversity within the STEM field.
Connection is a major IT industry leader that created a resource to pave the way for women’s success in tech/STEM. This guide includes information on why we need women in tech, entrepreneurial resources, scholarships and Grants, and more
CS for All Teachers
CS for All Teachers is a virtual community of practice, welcoming all teachers from PreK through high school who are interested in teaching computer science. It provides an online home for teachers to connect with one another and with the resources and expertise they need to successfully teach computer science in their classrooms.
Cyber Security Degrees
Cyber Security Degrees - Featuring 400+ cyber security programs centered around computer science and STEM competencies. Program areas are both on-campus and online and feature multiple accreditation sources (CAE, NSA, DHS, etc) for the industry.
Cybersecurity Boot Camp
Cybersecurity Boot Camp - The University of Texas at Austin offers a Cybersecurity Boot Camp for those looking to become digital defenders. This 24-week program is currently 100% online, and uses tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metapsploit and more. UT Austin also provides a wealth of resources for children looking to get into coding, job search tips and career advice.
Data Science Careers
Data Science Careers is a resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge in the field of Data Science and Analytics. You can find information on careers, relevant education paths and more.
Data Science Programs
Data Science Programs is a guide dedicated to data science education. We've researched the web and assembled a list of hundreds of Data Science degrees.
At Defined, our mission is to drive student engagement and achievement through real-world Project-Based Learning. We provide teachers with the high-quality instructional materials they need to implement PBL that builds future-ready skills.
DESIGN Squad Global
This website is an online community that grew out of the DESIGN SQUAD television series that aired on PBS KIDS. The site targets kids ages 8 and older and features creative activities, engaging video, interactive games, and exciting contests. The goal of Design Squad is to give kids a stronger understanding of the design process, and the connection between engineering and the things we all use in everyday life.
DiscoverDataScience serves students by delivering accurate, high quality information presented in a simple, clean format. They believe they have assembled the most thorough listing of data science programs available. The website includes various education resources, information for those pursuing careers in STEM, and a comprehensive list of schools with STEM programs.
DiscoverE helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities because they will increase their collaborative footprint in K-12 education and celebrate with the public as it discovers the value of engineering education and careers.
Discovering the Genome
Discovering the Genome is a web-based curriculum for science classes. The curriculum consists of modules that introduce genomics to students.
Dot Diva seeks to create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls through videos and links to resources and communities. Their nationwide survey revealed that not only do the majority of girls think of computing as "boring" and "hard," but they believe it fails to deliver two crucial benefits: "working with others" and "making a difference in other people's lives." The ultimate goal of Dot Diva is to transform this negative perception.
Earth Science Week
Earth Science Week helps the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth by providing learning resources and activities.
EdDPrograms.org offers a comprehensive guide to Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) programs. The website profiles over 300 schools with Ed.D. degrees, including online opportunities for working educators, programs with science education specialties, and the best overall Ed.D. programs. Visit today to learn more and find out if an Ed.D. is worth it for you.
EdTec is a social enterprise committed to improving public education by supporting charter schools with business, operations, and performance services.
Education Development Center
Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.
The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC)
The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) has a mission to encourage and support the development and implementation of effective state-level education policies to improve student learning in grades P-12, increase the effective operation of schools, and enhance educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.
The Education Trust
The Education Trust is committed to advancing policies and practices to dismantle the racial and economic barriers embedded in the American education system. Through our research and advocacy, Ed Trust improves equity in education from preschool through college, engages diverse communities dedicated to education equity and justice, and increases political and public will to build an education system where students will thrive.
Engage CS Edu
Engage CS Edu's goal is to help grow a more diverse computing workforce by supporting the retention of women and other underrepresented groups in undergraduate computing education. Having a great experience in introductory computer science courses can be crucial to maintaining interest in the field.
EngineerGirl is a website designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce.
Engineering Tomorrow guided by a diverse team of successful engineers, Engineering Tomorrow introduces high school students nationwide to various fields of engineering and provides them with hands-on instruction, virtual labs, and mentorship. All our offerings are available at no cost to students, teachers, or schools.
Expii is a free platform that embraces diverse learning styles. Students can explore math and science subjects and apply their knowledge with practice problems.
FabFems is a resource to get young girls connected to women in STEM fields. Women who are working, or have worked in the STEM fields can create a profile to expand girls’ career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests. Both women who want to be role models and girls looking for role models can use this website.
Free Resources for Improving Diversity In Open Source STEM Projects
Created by Columbia University and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, this page lists a wide variety of resources dedicated to improving diversity in open source STEM projects. You can find resources for underrepresented groups, funding opportunities, hackathon opportunities, and tips on how to set up an inclusive space.
Fictiv's Industry and Career Resources for Promoting Diversity in Engineering provides resources and helpful links to minority students seeking a career in STEM oriented industries. The guide provides data on STEM demographics, challenges to minorities in Engineering, financial resources, as well as scholarships and grants offered by organizations."
FieldTripZoom is an online service that allows educators or homeschoolers to search, order, schedule, and connect to hundreds of live interactive programs from museums, zoos, and historical sites that offer virtual classroom visits.
GetEdFunding helps educators and institutions uncover funds to supplement budgets, expand programs, prepare students, and help close the equity gap.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code Aims to build the largest pipeline of future females engineers in the Unites States through a national network of girls coding clubs and boot camps.
Global Family Research Project
Global Family Research Project works across boundaries—with early childhood and afterschool organizations, schools, digital media, libraries, museums, and others working on behalf of children and families—to ensure that families are empowered in children’s learning, from early childhood to young adulthood. We encourage global connections by lifting up and sharing innovative family and community engagement strategies, research, and practices. We have shared our expertise with educators and philanthropies in Brazil, Chile, China, and Australia.
The Guide to Colleges & Careers for Minorities in STEM
The Guide to Colleges & Careers for Minorities in STEM explores resources for minorities interested in STEM, including minority serving institutions and scholarships.; part of Study.com.
The Harry Chapin Foundation
The mission of the Harry Chapin Foundation is to support organizations that have demonstrated their ability to dramatically improve the lives and livelihood of people by helping them to become self-sufficient. We will fund only 501(c)(3) not for profit programs that operate in the United States that fall within the areas of Arts-In-Education, Community Education, and Agricultural and Environmental Programs.
The Herb Society of America
The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.
Homeschool to College: The Essential Guide
Homeschool to College: The Essential Guide contains resources for families to aid homeschooled students' transitions from K-12 to college.
Honda USA Foundation
Honda USA Foundation gives back to the communities where our associates live and work through grant awards and associate engagement. We support organizations and projects that align with our strategic CSR pillars of education, environment, mobility, traffic safety and community. Each fall, a funding cycle with specified award categories will open
Hopeworks connects youth to life-changing opportunities where their growing technology skills go to work for enterprising businesses within our community. The real-world, on-the-job experience they gain raises their potential and benefits our partners.
howtosmile provides access to over 4,000 of the very best STEM activities on the web. Find handpicked activities from your favorite science museums, public television stations, universities, and other educational organizations. All activities are available to anyone, free of charge.
Infiniscope is a NASA-funded project that is transforming Earth and space science education and empowering educators through the creation of high-quality adaptive digital learning experiences, educator professional development, a community of practice, creative tools for designing digital content, and a robust set of educator resources.
Innovate+Educate tackles some of the nation’s most difficult challenges through collaboration, data-driven action and systemic solutions. Their work focuses on closing gaps along the education to economy pipeline for the future of our global competitiveness.
Instructables is a community for people who like to make things. Come explore, share, and make your next project with us!
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.
IXL is an immersive K-12 learning experience that game-ifies lessons through comprehensive, standards-aligned content for math, language arts, science, and social studies.
The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research
The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication for educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. The journal emphasizes real-world case studies that focus on issues that are relevant and important to STEM practitioners.
K–12 Computer Science Framework
K–12 Computer Science Framework. The Association for Computing Machinery, Code.org, Computer Science Teachers Association, Cyber Innovation Center, and National Math and Science Initiative have collaborated with states, districts, and the computer science education community to develop conceptual guidelines for computer science education.
K-12 STEM Resources: A Complete Guide
TechGuide provides actionable information on the best tech-related education and career opportunities. Our K-12 STEM Resource includes how K-12 Students can prepare for STEM Careers, STEM Learning Opportunities, and the complete guide to what STEM is all about.
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Kinder Morgan Foundation is a private company foundation that supports programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of students in grades K-12 in select areas of Kinder Morgan’s operations
The Knowles Teacher Initiative
The Knowles Teacher Inititative supports a national network of mathematics and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students in the United States.
Math Matters, Apply It!
Math Matters, Apply It! is an applied mathematics awareness campaign, created for anyone who wants to know more about the mathematics behind everyday life and the technologies we encounter. Currently, there are dozens of PDFs available to download and share below, and SIAM is in the process of producing more.
Math Science Music
MathScienceMusic.org is a free toolkit for teachers, bringing together the best resources in math, science and music. It is designed for students, kindergarten through college.
Mazda Foundation. Mazda supports meaningful programs promoting education, environmental conservation, cross-cultural understanding, social welfare, and scienctific research through grant funding.
The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that integrate field activities and classroom teaching and incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.
NASA STEM Engagement
NASA STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA projects, enhance higher education, support underrepresented communities, strengthen online education, and boost NASA's contribution to informal education. The intended outcome is a generation prepared to code, calculate, design, and discover its way to a new era of American innovation.
NASA Climate Kids
NASA Climate Kids explains basic climate change science with multimedia, games, humor, and crystal clear language.
NASA Space Place
NASA Space Place's mission is to inspire and enrich upper-elementary-aged kids' learning of space and Earth science online through fun games, hands-on activities, informative articles and engaging short videos. With material in both English and Spanish and resources for parents and teachers, NASA Space Place has something for everyone.
NASA Kids' Club
NASA Kids' Club is an award-winning educational website designed for children in kindergarten through fourth-grade. Content is based on education standards and designed to engage young children in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society.
National Center for Women and Information Technology
National Center for Women and Information Technology works to increase the meaningful and influential participation of all girls and women in computing—at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities—from K-12 through career.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world's largest mathematics education organization, supporting and advocating for the highest-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.
National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project
National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project encourages students to explore, experiment, and engage, and encouraging and training teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. It provides energy workshops throughout the nation.
National Girls Collaborative Project
The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is a network of networks. We bring together organizations committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), is a vibrant community of 40,000 members — science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and STEM and its impact on student learning.
Nauticus is a maritime discovery center located along the waterfront in downtown, Norfolk, VA, offering a unique form of experiential learning for all ages. Through interactive exhibits and STEM to STERN programming, Nauticus uses the museum, Battleship Wisconsin, sailing center, and Schooner Virginia to tell the story of the maritime environment, industry, and the military.
The NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation is a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization based in Washington, DC. Founded by educators, our mission is to work in partnership with others to promote the absolute best in public education. We invest in educators’ and communities’ leadership, learning, partnerships and advocacy to advance educational justice, equity, excellence and opportunity.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.
Night Sky Network
The Night Sky Network is a program promoting astronomy outreach by amateur astronomers around the United States. it is a partnership of amateur astronomy clubs, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and other organizations.
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) promotes excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world. Their programs and initiatives promote early childhood STEM and nature-based learning.
PBS LearningMedia provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content and professional development opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Pets in the Classroom
Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets—an experience that can help to shape their lives for years to come.
PhET Interactive Stimulations
The Physics Classroom provides resources for physics educators and parents of children and youth from first grade through high school. Selected physics topics with enrichment activities and checks for understanding are included in the website.
Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Resilient Educator offers teaching resources for educators, including classroom activities and lesson plans, a variety of available education grants, and professional development resources for those passionate about STEAM education.
Robotics Education and Competition Foundation
The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation sparks interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based robotics programs. The REC Foundation’s VEX Competitions make up the largest and fastest growing robotics engineering platform consisting of the following programs: the VEX IQ Competition (Elementary & Middle School), the VEX Robotics Competition (Middle School & High School) and VEX U (College/University).
Scholarships for Marginalized College Students - EduMed
EduMed offers a variety of top scholarship opportunities specifically for marginalized students to help bridge that financial and resource gap.
Science Buddies' mission is to inspire and educate students of all ages with hands-on STEM explorations that reflect their unique personal interests. By providing highly personalized educational experiences, we drive student discovery, engagement, and learning in STEM subjects. It offers hands-on science resources for home and school.
Science News Explores
Science News Explores is an award-winning publication dedicated to providing topical stories on current events in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for children ages 9 and up, their parents and educators.
Science Sparks provides fun and easy science experiments for kids.
SciStarter is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through more than 1600 formal and informal research projects, events and tools. Our database of citizen science projects enables discovery, organization, and greater participation in science.
Smithsonian Science Education Center
Smithsonian Science Education Center has a variety of curriculum, lessons and activities in the sciences. This links takes you directly to their free resources.
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) offers grants to encourage K-12 classroom teachers to incorporate aviation/aerospace-themed lessons in their normal curriculum, which are adjunct for teaching science, math, history, and art.
Society for Science
Society for Science provides small STEM Action grants to innovative nonprofit organizations led by social entrepreneurs and to teachers leading students in scientific research to expand STEM experiences and student research opportunities for young people.
Solar Education and Job Paths for High School Students
As part of EcoWatch, a long-time leader in environmental news, the article Solar Education and Job Paths for High School Students will expose high school students to start learning about the possibilities in this industry.
Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on art, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas. The Company seeks to encourage creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills by providing small grants.
Spark101 contains free 10-minute classroom videos—co-developed by educators, employers, and experts—that engage students in authentic STEM problem solving. Students learn how real challenges are addressed in careers in business, government, nonprofits, and academia.
STEMconnector is "The one-stop for STEM Information." With an innovative product-line, STEMconnector works closely with corporations and other organizations to provide them with a set of tools and resources that support their corporate development, corporate structure, and smart STEM investments.
STEM Education Coalition
The STEM Education Coalition's mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.
STEMfinity looks to provide today's youth with project-based tools to spark interest and passion in STEM. STEMfinity has hand-picked the best STEM kits available for Grades PreK-12 and has hundreds of affordable options for after-school programs, classrooms, homeschoolers, and individuals looking for inexpensive curriculum and hands-on material.
STEMJobs seeks to provide a connection between those seeking careers in stem with the employers looking to fill positions in this exciting, growing area. STEM Jobs is committed to providing tools and resources to quickly and easily help job seekers find high-growth STEM jobs.
STEM Teaching Tools
STEM Teaching Tools We are currently focused on supporting the teaching of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each tool is focused on a specific issue and leverages the best knowledge from research and practice.
STEM Everywhere Video Series
STEM Everywhere Video Series. Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us. From science-based internships, to student-run makerspaces, to after-school activities, STEM is everywhere.
STEM-Works is a resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting children eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Study.com Education and Career Resource
At Study.com, we want to help your along your college and career path and have developed comprehensive guides for everything from applying to college to financing professional certification. Check out our guides on the topics of K-12 resources, college planning, college life, financial aid, employment aid, and professional development.
Syracuse University History of Women in STEM
This resource walks through the history of Women in STEM, discusses career opportunities in the field and how we can get girls more involved in STEM now and in the future. The resource concludes with a section to support parents and educators to help influence girl's interest in STEM topics with tips and external resources.
Teacher Advisor With Watson
Teacher Advisor With Watson is a free tool offering easy to find, high-quality content for teachers to save time and improve instruction.
TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for K-12 teachers and engineering faculty. It helps make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs.
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM education is the country’s foremost innovator bringing STEM School design, STEM curriculum, and STEM instructional support to schools, districts, states and the federal government.
Techbridge Girls is a program that aims to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering. They believe every girl needs personal and consistent support to succeed, and have created resources for educators, families, and role models who make up her support network.
Technovation, formely Curiosity Machine, fuels curiosity, creativity, and confidence through hands-on challenges that teach children and adults about technology and engineering that will drive the future. And, because we want every child to have the opportunity to create the future, Technovation Families is 100% free.
TechSoup connects nonprofits and public libraries with technology products, plus the learning resources needed to make informed decisions about technology. Once registered and qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access donated and discounted products and services, including high-quality refurbished hardware, and software from partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.
TeenSHARP is an organization that gives low-income and minority youth access to premier leadership opportunities, trains them be ambassadors of higher education in their communities, and prepares them for success at selective colleges and universities.
TGR EDU: College Blueprint
TGR EDU: College Blueprint allows students to take a virtual campus tour to learn about the college admissions process — from exploration to acceptance to paying for college.
Texas Instruments (TI)
Texas Instruments (TI) designed workshops for math, science, and STEM educators that combine content-rich curriculum and instruction on effective teaching practices.
Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation provides grants for teachers passionate about making science and math more engaging for students grades 6 to 12.
Top Jobs for Math Majors
Top Jobs for Math Majors is a guide created by Maryville University Online for students interested in math careers.
Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers.
Tutor Bot contains free online math games where children can practice their mathematics skills. It features over 100 different customizable games, and is a fun and new way to improve their mathematics fluency, accuracy and speed.
UBTECH Education creates robotic solutions for the classroom to support STEM learning skills for kids. To help educators and parents with the transition to at-home learning, we created a resources page providing free STEM activities and webinars.
The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids
The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, with an easy to use table of contents.
Understanding Science. To understand science, just look around you. This website will help you learn more about science as a process of learning about the natural world, and access the parts of science that affect your life.
Using Data in the Classroom
Using Data in the Classroom. Today's information technology provides many new mechanisms for collecting, manipulating, and aggregating data. In addition, large on-line data repositories provide the opportunity for totally new kinds of student experiences. This site provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom.
Voya Foundation supports programs to ensure youth are STEM and financially educated so they are prepared to compete in the 21st century workforce and make smart financial decisions.
Waste Management is motivated to support programs regarding the environment, environmental education, and the causes important to the areas in which they operate and provides funds.
White House Women in STEM
White House Women in STEM. This website has several recorded stories of women who have worked for the United States government in science, technology, engineering, or math positions. The aim of this site is to encourage young women to pursue a career in science.
Whole Kids Foundation
Whole Kids Foundation is a nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Market that provides schools with salad bars, provides grants for school gardens and related programs, offers cooking and nutritional education for school teachers and staff, and supports the Lunch Box online tools.
Whyville is the premier educational virtual world for children ages 8 to 15. Whyville's citizens come from all over the world to socialize, have fun, and explore topics in science, economics, citizenship and more.
Women in Data Science: Advice on Taking Risks, Building Inclusivity
Women in Data Science: Advice on Taking Risks, Building Inclusivity is a resource that includes interviews with five women data scientists about the current landscape of opportunities for women in big data.
Wonder Noggin is a convenient online resource that empowers parents and educators with engaging and educational STEAM/STEM activities. It offers a wealth of hands-on activities, insightful advice, and innovative approaches to facilitate effective home-based STEM learning for children.
Xploration Station is a science-based television network consisting of educational/informational series airing throughout the United States and the world to inspire students to pursue STEM careers.
Study.com Student Scholarships
In order to push toward our goal of making education accessible, Study.com has designated a wide variety of academic awards and scholarships for current and prospective students. These academic awards are geared toward people with ranging backgrounds, identities, and academic goals.