There is a growing need in our Nation to prepare more students, teachers, and practitioners in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). There are excellent ongoing programs in Idaho designed to prepare and encourage students to pursue STEM fields in college and many other additional resources available to students, teachers, and the community. In an effort to better integrate various efforts and establish web-based access to multiple programs, the “Idaho STEM Pipeline” was created to serve as a user-friendly web portal that provides information on various Idaho programs to students, parents, teachers, and Idaho communities.
- Increase statewide participation in Idaho STEM by providing coordinated information and educational “pipeline” opportunities.
- Increase access to STEM learning opportunities within Idaho for all students, including women and those from underrepresented groups such as Native-American, Hispanic-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and African-American populations.
- Provide a statewide clearinghouse of STEM pipeline programs available to K-12 students and teachers, undergraduate, and graduate students in the State of Idaho.
- Provide a statewide clearinghouse of STEM pipeline programs available to Idaho community members.
The Idaho STEM Pipeline is funded by the Idaho Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). EPSCoR is designed to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States by stimulating sustainable improvements in Research and Development (R&D) capacity and competitiveness, and by advancing science and engineering capabilities for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.
The Idaho STEM Pipeline has established partnerships with the following Idaho organizations in an effort to promote STEM initiatives in the State of Idaho. Idaho STEM Pipeline partners offer support by promoting the Idaho STEM Pipeline website through varous media outlets such as web links and publications that go out to Idaho students, teachers, community, and other stakeholders.