The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MATHCOUNTS program and is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.
The National Math + Science Initiative increases student access and achievement in rigorous math, science and English to prepare them for the 21st century economy. In partnership with DoD STEM, NMSI has formally served schools that educate the children of uniformed active-duty military personnel since 2010, currently reaching more than 215 military-connected high schools across 31 states and serving 93 installations and all four military services.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisors are a who-is-who of science and engineering in the United States: From major academic centers and leading research institutes and government agencies to cutting-edge, high-tech companies, museums and community organizations.
FIRST is a US-based global robotics competition whose mission is to inspire elementary, middle school, and high school students to be science and technology leaders. From a modest beginning with 28 teams in New Hampshire gymnasium in 1992, the program has grown to reach 400,000 students worldwide. Some 200,000 mentors, coaches, judges, and volunteers in more than 80 countries support 44,000 teams. FIRST's emphasis on technical excellence and problem solving inspires innovation while at the same time fostering well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.