Emergence of STEMpact
STEMpact’s formula for success is simple and unique. We’ve identified teachers as the critical link that can increase the amount of STEM education our students are exposed to.Facing a serious shortfall in the local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) talent pipeline, a dialogue began in 2010 to address the need to develop future STEM talent in the St. Louis region. Those conversations led to the formation of STEMpact, a unique collaboration between leading local employers, foundations, institutions and academia. Recognizing that money alone couldn’t solve the problem, these companies decided on a novel approach — investing in professional development to bolster educators in St. Louis area schools.
Founded on the belief that all students must have access to high-quality STEM education, STEMpact is focused on one goal – combining the resources and human capital of its members to help STEM education thrive in the St. Louis region.
By increasing and improving STEM education in the greater St. Louis metropolitan region, we are confident that the next generations of industry leaders will come right from our own schools.