“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 initial vision of promoting access to quality science education and exposure for every person on the planet.
There are a lot of ideas, initiatives, organizations, resources, and also research around the world in STEM. The number is likely to increase in the future because many countries now realize the importance of training in STEM for growth and prosperity. As such, there is the problem of knowing the what, the who, and the how associated with organizations, initiatives, and policies involved in STEM around the world. What is the typical structure of STEM organizations and initiatives? Where are they? Which new insights and ideas in STEM need advocacy? Which organizations are working together on projects? How is impact measured? What information are trainees, organizations, and policy makers missing? These are just some of the questions that we think are important to tackle.
Conduct advocacy research that leads to the development of new ideas, tools, and insights to support trainees, organizations, and policy makers in STEM around the world.
We envision a future where equitable access and exposure to quality science education is possible for all. 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.
Public Service. Community. Curiosity. Growth. Mentorship. Empowerment
Our persistent question we ask ourselves everyday is: HOW can we grow the impact of our work each day?