As we began our planning for STEMpact, we listened to the voices of school district personnel and we aligned our efforts with the gaps they identified.

Deborah Patterson

STEMpact Founder
It's time to get involved!

It’s time to guarantee that all children can participate in educational programs that expand their economic opportunities and equip them as future leaders in our community.

In Missouri and Illinois, 3 our of 4 fastest growing occupations are in STEM fields. Business leaders in the region cannot find the STEM talent they need to stay competitive.

How do we overcome this deficit? Education is the key to meeting the STEM demand, and STEMpact is an innovative and proven program for educators filling that need.

STEMpact believes that teachers are in the best position to inspire and prepare students for STEM success. To meet the growing demand for integrating STEM topics into all subjects, we’ve designed ground-breaking, professional development programs targeted to educators, schools, and districts. As a result of our efforts, we’ve seen the growing success of STEMpact participants and how they are making an impact. Most importantly, we’ve witnessed the growth of student achievement as they become critical thinkers and problem solvers.

However, as the demand for STEM education continues to grow, we realize that we can’t do it alone. STEMpact is a unique, collaborative approach that combines the resources and human capital of major regional corporations and foundation, local schools and districts, and Washington University in St. Louis – one of the world’s leading research universities.

Together, we can continue to build our region’s STEM capacity by developing quality schools, so all students can enter the workforce and compete for the jobs of the future. With your donation, we can expand enrollment to accommodate all educators eager to bring STEM education into their classrooms and schools.

Join us in our mission to build a stronger, STEM-capable region.


Ready. Set. STEMitize.

students reached through STEMpact classroom programs

exemplary teachers integrating STEM curriculum

STEM job openings Missouri needs to fill over the next year

local organizations collaborating to support STEMpact


Our efforts are moving the academic dial

The STEMpact Advantage…

  • INVEST IN TEACHERS – to make the greatest difference for the most children
  • RESEARCH-BASED, HIGH-QUALITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – by a diverse group of skilled and widely respected facilitators
  • EMBEDDED EQUITY OBJECTIVES – STEMpact programs hold equity as the highest objective. Facilitators are area leaders in anti-racism training and classroom inclusion strategies as well as STEM pedagogy
  • LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS – built on trusted relationships and ongoing support
  • BUSINESS/TEACHER INTERACTION – Teachers bring interactive experiences with local businesses to their classrooms
  • 21ST CENTURY SKILLS – STEMitizing connects subject matter to essential life skills affecting students in meaningful and lasting ways
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – is guaranteed by systems level change
  • COLLECTIVE WISDOM – Diverse groups express their visions through active advisory board
  • COLLECTIVE IMPACT – Large scale depth and breadth of impact achieved by pooling resources and efforts

Funding Forward-Thinking

Thanks to the support of these proud partners, STEMpact has proudly addressed current gaps and future needs in the STEM economy since 2012.

Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust

AT&T, Inc

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bayer Fund

Bellwether Foundation

Berges Family Foundation

The Boeing Company

Boeing Employee Fund

Burns and McDonnell

Centene Charitable Foundation

Cigna Foundation

Crawford Taylor Foundation

Emerson Charitable Trust

Express Scripts Foundation

HDR, Inc

James S McDonnell Family Foundation

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Maritz Communication Company



Mysun Charitable Foundation

Peabody Energy Corporation


Wells Fargo Foundation

Join Us!

The combined strength and insight of our members and partners gives STEMpact the ability to address gaps in our local education system and develop solutions that will serve the future of our kids and our region.