A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is critical to our nation’s health and economy. Yet many of today’s youth lack access to quality STEM programs.
Educating students to become tomorrow’s innovators and leaders able to solve the most pressing challenges facing our world is a priority.
The Congressional Award STEM Stars Initiative, presented by corporate partners, aims to stoke passion for science and math, at an age when many young people lose interest in them. The initiative exposes students to STEM-related concepts as well as STEM in everyday life—helping to make STEM more approachable.
Our goal is to have every Congressional Award participant participate in at least one STEM activity in earning their award, resulting in an estimated 2.25 million hours of STEM related projects.