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STEM is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  It developed out of discussions at the National Science Foundation regarding the decline in technical education in the United States. Increasing STEM education in the United States is essential to compete successfully in the 21st Century.

Many organizations are working to expand STEM education, including the introduction of engineering curriculum in the K-12 system, including:

Philadelphia Math+Science Coalition, part of the Philadelphia Education Fund, envisions a future where Philadelphia public school students will graduate from high school with strong math and science knowledge and skills, enabling them to succeed in a 21st century STEM economy.

STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.

Change the Equation (CTEq) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a leading provider of STEM education curricular programs to middle and high schools in the United States.

Changing the Conversation promotes broad implementation by the engineering community of the findings and recommendations presented in the 2008 NAE report, Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering.

Pennsylvania STEM Initiative is an education partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation and numerous partners with a goal to dramatically increase the number of students (especially females, minorities and the underrepresented) entering STEM-related careers while retraining, recruiting and re-training the incumbent workforce in these critical fields.