A dynamic coalition of industry partners have joined together with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in the K 12 environment nationwide. With a common goal to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster and promote equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers with intentional focus on racial and gender equity within this pipeline. Anchor Partners have built the foundation to launch the STEM Careers Coalition in November 2019. The continued addition of Signature and Supporting Coalition Partners bolster industry diversification and numerous opportunities for student and educator engagement centered around STEM and career / workforce development.
American Petroleum Institute - Anchor Partner
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the natural gas and oil industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.
Arconic - Supporting Partner
Arconic is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building and construction markets. Working in close partnership with customers, Arconic solves complex engineering challenges to transform the way people fly, drive and build. Through the ingenuity of their employees and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, Arconic makes products that meet quality, efficiency and delivery objectives to achieve customer success and shareholder value.
ASME - Signature Partner
The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a nonprofit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. ASME supports a diverse and inclusive engineering community through equitable learning resources, the development of codes and standards, certifications, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of public outreach.
Boeing - Anchor Partner
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Chevron - Anchor Partner
Chevron is one of the largest oil and natural gas companies in the world, with 140+ years dedicated to the development of energy that improves lives and powers human progress. Chevron is constantly working to provide reliable, affordable, and ever-cleaner energy for millions of people around the world. In keeping with its people-focused mission, Chevron’s success is driven by its diverse workforce, and their commitment to getting results the right way: by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies, and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth.
Microsoft - Anchor Partner
Microsoft is the world’s largest software maker and an industry-leader in the development, manufacture, licensing, support, and sale of computer products, consumer electronics, and related services. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, by enabling digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Microsoft is committed to empowering people everywhere with digital skills for success, by working to close the digital skills gap and build a more inclusive and equitable workforce.
Procter and Gamble - Signature Partner
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) was founded over 180 years ago as a simple soap and candle company, and it has gone on to become the largest consumer goods company in the world. P&G provides branded products and services of superior quality and value to improve the lives of the world’s consumers. The Company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Healthcare, Fabric & Home Care, and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. P&G is committed to celebrating diversity and equity in its workforce, building collaborative partnerships, respecting human rights, and sourcing responsibly.
These companies represent a contribution of Solution Seeker videos in the Covid-19 Response section of the site to add a diverse perspective on STEM industry solutions to the global challenge.
Trusted industry advisors and subject matter experts are critical partners supporting the mission and vision of the STEM Careers Coalition. Association partners are active thought leaders who enhance the every-day work of the Coalition and provide valuable perspective and insight to areas of critical alignment.
Problem-solving was the most in-demand workplace skill, followed by collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. ‘Employers are crying out for those skills.
2018 Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute skills gap and future of work study
A report from Pew Research Center revealed that international students studying in American colleges outpace American students when it comes to studying STEM.
The Pew Research Center
There are three important themes of successful STEM education: interdisciplinary connections; the need for new, ambitious instructional practices in enacting a STEM approach; and the engagement of students in real-world problem solving.
International Journal of STEM Education
Explore STEM Connect, an interdisciplinary K-8 resource that enhances core curriculum, connects students to real-world challenges and brings STEM to life. Inspired by the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.