STEM For Every Student
Every Arizona student deserves the choice to enter a STEM Career, but not every student will have the opportunity. You can make the difference.
Why Do Early STEM Experiences Matter?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in STEM related fields pay twice as much as those that are not related to STEM. The opportunity in a STEM career is significant, and yet, according to Arizona’s Education Progress Meter, only 27% of 8th grade students are prepared to be successful in high school math – a core component of most STEM careers. Even more, STEM experiences and connections help students understand why specific courses are important, what real life experience they need, and equip them to develop the skills necessary for success.
Help Us Close The STEM Gap
This year School Connect is partnering with Arizona State University and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) to create a STEM experience for 1,200 seventh grade students. Our goal is to introduce students to engineering professionals to learn what they can do now to set themselves up for success in the future. In this pursuit, School Connect is creating a STEM “Game Day” Field Trip to Mountain America Stadium at Arizona State University. During this field trip students will meet engineers and gain firsthand knowledge of the engineering skills needed to host a game in the very stadium in which they stand. This STEM experience will be followed by the opportunity to connect further with these engineering companies.
Like you, we believe that every child should have the connections and resources needed to reach their potential. Please help us provide life changing opportunities in STEM for a future without limits!
Sponsor A Child’s STEM Experience
Every $25 donation will sponsor a student to attend a STEM Game Day Field Trip and gain significant STEM connections for their future.
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“Before I went to ASU Stadium, I’d heard the word “engineer” before, but I didn’t really know what they did. It was kinda like a mystery job to me. And to be honest, I had no clue how someone becomes an engineer either. But when we had those engineer presenters at lunch, everything started to make sense.”
“I asked them all sorts of stuff, like how they got into engineering, what their favorite projects were, and what they thought was the coolest thing about their job. It got me thinking a lot about my future. Like, maybe I could be an engineer too someday. I mean, if they can do all this amazing stuff, why not me?”
“And guess what? Some of them said they struggled in school too. That was a big surprise because I always thought engineers had to be like super geniuses. It felt real because they were just regular people like us, and they made it happen. So now, I’m kinda excited about the idea of becoming an engineer one day. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be the one talking to students and inspiring them at some cool place like ASU Stadium in the future.”
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Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.