What We Believe

Every young person should have an equitable opportunity to engage in high-quality STEM learning experiences that will enhance their ability to succeed in a STEM career or other chosen path. Members of the STEM Funders Network ascribe to four core principles:

 The STEM disciplines should not be in separate silos; rather they must be integrated through a continuum of learning and a dynamic framework. 

 The STEM disciplines should not be in separate silos; rather they must be integrated through a continuum of learning and a dynamic framework. 

 STEM literacy emerges across learning settings and throughout one’s lifetime. No one sector or setting can provide the comprehensive experiences and content needed to achieve STEM literacy. 

 STEM literacy emerges across learning settings and throughout one’s lifetime. No one sector or setting can provide the comprehensive experiences and content needed to achieve STEM literacy. 

 Advancement and innovations in STEM education should connect directly to the changing needs of the STEM workforce. 

 Advancement and innovations in STEM education should connect directly to the changing needs of the STEM workforce. 

 Initiatives and activities of the STEM Funders Network are informed by research and will be evaluated for effectiveness and impact. 

 Initiatives and activities of the STEM Funders Network are informed by research and will be evaluated for effectiveness and impact.