ASSET STEM Education is a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education improvement nonprofit established by Bayer Corporation and several community partners in 1994. It fosters STEM fluency and college/career readiness by providing highly effective educator professional development, hands-on educational materials and consulting services to schools, universities and organizations. ASSET impacts Pre-K – 12 educators as well as pre-service teachers, graduate students and informal educators. All of its programs are results oriented, research and inquiry based and align with national and state standards.
Nationally, ASSET provides professional development in New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas and has consulted with educational organizations across the U.S. on STEM education reform and capacity building. ASSET represents Pennsylvania as part of Battelle’s STEMx national network, a multi-state network with an imperative for action on STEM. STEMx is comprised of 19 member state networks, more than a third of the nation’s states. Additionally, ASSET’s Elementary Program met the rigorous criteria for inclusion in the Change the Equation STEMworks Database, a national database of evidence-based STEM programs. In 2010, ASSET was selected as one of the first-round recipients of a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation Grant to validate its model in rural and high-needs schools. From 2006-2011, ASSET designed and implemented the statewide Science: It’s Elementary initiative in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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