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About getSTEM

getSTEM: Facilitating STEM connections since 2009

Since the launch of getSTEM in 2009, there have been hundreds of connections made between educators and businesses in Minnesota impacting over 10,000 K-12 students.

“the getSTEM platform is a terrific way to unite local educational institutions and businesses across Minnesota. Together, they can demonstrate to students and their parents the value of STEM careers.”

Margaret Anderson Kelliher
President, Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

“All Minnesota students should have the tools to excel in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics because these skills are critical to compete in our technology-driven global economy.”

Brenda Cassellius
Minnesota Commissioner of Education

Meet the getSTEM Sponsors

Minnesota High Tech Association, or MHTA, is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. The MHTA helps bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol and the local affiliate for our global partners, TechAmerica and TECNA. To learn more visit www.mhta.org.

Every day, Ecolab make the world cleaner, safer and healthier – protecting people and vital resources. Their vision is to be the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, providing and protecting what is vital. Their work is guided by a shared set of values that define who they are – and how they make a difference. For more information, visit www.Ecolab.com.

The Minnesota Department of Education serves a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota’s 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers. To learn more go to education.state.mn.us/mde.

Successes

Below is some of the positive feedback about getSTEM and the connections made through the site.

“We are so thankful to MN Computers for Schools and their laptop donation through getSTEM to help Caiah who was diagnosed with Leukemia and needed to stay home. The laptop was a great way to stay connected to school.”

Liz Dayton, Forest Hills Elementary, Eden Prairie, MN

“Using the getSTEM site we quickly got connected to the Visiting Wizards program from 3M which was exactly what our kids wanted to see.”

“I am very grateful to and everybody at New Town Solutions for their willingness to help build our rocketry program; their generosity has excited the students as they start the engineering process and begin designing their rocket.”

Team America Rocketry

“getSTEM was key to helping me structure what I feel is going to be a big success and an impressionable event for the students. I am looking forward to meeting the volunteers matched through the getSTEM web portal…it is volunteers like these that make such a lasting impression on our students. I expect that the students will be so excited that they will talk about the speakers for weeks after the event.”

Tim McGraw, Work Coordinator at White Bear Lake LearningCenter

“We posted an ask on getSTEM for some supplies and we got numerous offers from people willing to help.”

“I was looking for STEM curriculum resources to take with me on a trip to Nicaragua and found a great getSTEM offer from First Book Marketplace for free STEM educator guides.”

Christine Turner, Honeywell

“It was great connecting with the girls at the AGAPE (Adolescent Girls and Parenting Education) High School to talk about careers in STEM. I left AGAPE that day feeling energized and fulfilled.”

Valerie Vogt, Director of Strategic Consulting, Avtex

“The connection with Dave from New Town was great. He was quick to help and his offer was exactly what we needed to get our program started.”

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