“How do we play a role? How do we become a voice for change?” These were some of the questions we were asking ourselves in 2013. The answers emerged from a series of intense discussions about science education, global health, and how to make a difference in developing countries and around the world. It was in these intense discussions that STEM Education Advocacy Group was born with the simple vision of promoting access to quality science education and exposure for every person on the planet. Our core belief is that education with a strong foundation in science is a critical component for global economic growth, social advancement, and ultimately, global peace.
There are a lot of science education ideas, initiatives, organizations, and resources around the world. The number is likely to increase in the next decade or so around the world given the realization of the importance of STEM education for a country’s growth and prosperity. As such, there is the problem of knowing the what, the who, and the how associated with organizations and initiatives that are involved in enhancing STEM education around the world. What is the typical structure of such organizations and initiatives? Where are they? Who is working together and who isn’t? What is the impact on trainees in science? Which initiatives and ideas need to be advocated for and why? What information are trainees missing? These are just some of the questions that we think are important to tackle.
Conduct research and advocacy that leads to the development of new ideas and knowledge to support trainees, organizations, and policy makers involved in advancing science education around the world.
We envision a future where equitable access and exposure to quality science education is possible for all.