We believe quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is one of the best ways to prepare children for life and work in the 21st century.
Feel the same way? Here are three simple, fast ways you might be able to help support STEM.
Mentor a young woman in pursuing a STEM career.
STEM jobs rate much higher for equitable pay between men and women. (U.S. Commerce Department study) But few girls end-up in STEM jobs. You can help close this gap by signing up to be a STEM mentor through the Million Women Mentors program. Anyone, man or woman, is welcome to participate. In Ohio, you can sign up for local events at www.osln.org/mentor.
Help a teacher equip his/her classroom.
Want make a teacher's life easier and help his or her students learn? Just drop by www.DonorsChoose.org and fund a project that looks impactful to you. If you're working near our headquarters in Columbus, here are some nearby projects.
Try out some STEM education in your own home.
If you're a parent or just a friend of a young STEM innovator, jump over to the Ohio STEM Learning Network's blog for a few all-weather ideas for sparking conversations about STEM.
Those are just three simple steps you could take today to help foster the next generation of innovators. Have an idea you'd like to share? Send it to us on Twitter by tagging our account, @Battelle.
Interested in getting a STEM program started in your community? Learn about our STEM-focused venture, Battelle Education.