Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
As the global economy evolves, so do the skills that will be needed by tomorrow’s leaders. To prepare communities for these demands, Arconic Foundation focuses on projects that ignite a child’s passion for the STEM disciplines and increase enrollment in STEM studies. To increase STEM diversity, we place a special emphasis on engaging girls, women, minorities and other underrepresented or underserved groups, to encourage them to pursue science and technology careers.
We partner with high schools, community colleges and universities to deliver innovative STEM educational materials and expose our youth to fascinating STEM career opportunities. We support supplemental in-school and extracurricular programs, provide funding for state-of-the-art equipment and machinery that enables practical experience, and support curriculum development that is aligned with current standards and provided to teachers free of charge.
- Society for Science and the Public (SSP): Arconic Foundation funding helps SSP promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays to inform, educate, and inspire. Whether we are supporting the premiere global science competition--the International Science and Engineering Fair, sponsoring SSP's popular "Cool Jobs" series of articles, or working to increase the numbers of underrepresented groups at science competitions of all types through the Advocate Grant Program, Arconic Foundation is helping to ignite students' passion for scientific study and meaningful careers in STEM fields.
- Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF): With Arconic funding, BEF has traveled to Arconic communities across the US to implement its Solar 4R Schools program, which helps K-12 educators prepare the next generation of clean energy leaders by integrating renewable energy science and technology into STEM education. Arconic Foundation helps ensure that BEF continues to implement its comprehensive, award-winning, teacher-driven renewable energy education programs, which include professional development workshops for educators and lessons on renewable energy science and technology. Fun and instructive sessions energize teachers, who can share with students their new insights into the exciting science behind renewable energy.