The STEM Academy, Inc. (STEM 101) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing economic development by improving STEM literacy for all students. STEM 101 provides 21st century STEM career minded K-16 curriculum and professional development to inspire, engage, and prepare students for the STEM jobs of tomorrow. Our approach is designed to improve under-represented minority and low-income student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates, and improve teacher and principal effectiveness.
The STEM Academy represents a national next-generation high impact academic model that targets all schools and all students. STEM Curriculum was developed in response to the National Academy of Engineering study, “Engineering in K-12 Education: Understanding the Status and Improving the Prospects”. The meta-disciplinary, state and national standards based K-16 STEM curriculum creates student pathways for industry and post-secondary advancement. Instructor and school competencies are validated through national standard STEM instructor certification and STEM school accreditation practices.