STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Libraries and museums are improving learning in science, technology, engineering and math, a national priority for US competitiveness.
Partnership: STEM Video Game Challenge
IMLS is a National Community Sponsor of the National STEM Video Game Challenge. The Challenge, now in its third year, was inspired by President Obama’s "Educate to Innovate" Campaign, promoting science, technology, engineering and math education.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to projects that strengthen STEM learning. Select STEM as a Grant Issue Area to get results for projects from FY 2009 – FY 2012, or do a keyword search for science, technology, engineering, and/or math terms.
STEM in FY14 Grantmaking
Libraries and museums offer powerful experiences that engage children and young adults in a wide variety of STEM fields. IMLS invites libraries and museums to address STEM in their programs and projects in order to advance learning and support the acquisition of STEM knowledge at all ages, particularly for at-risk youth. In FY14, this special focus will be available for the following programs:
Click here for resources to help museums and libraries develop STEM projects.
STEM content on the IMLS website:
August 12, 2014 02:08 PM
IMLS hosted a series of strategic priority meetings designed to help inform future strategies, particularly for the National Leadership Grant program. Here are some takeaways from the convenings on learning spaces in libraries and STEM learning in libraries.
July 14, 2014 01:02 PM
The Maryland Division of Library Development and Services is working with community partners to address accessibility, STEM learning, and digital literacy.
June 20, 2014 10:06 AM
Libraries and museums across the country offer fun family programs to keep children and teens learning in the summer.
June 18, 2014 03:00 PM
First-ever White House Maker Faire brings people together to celebrate technology, tools, and tinkering.
June 17, 2014 01:05 PM
Maine State Library officials discussed various partnerships, including some to improve technology access and STEM learning, which were strengthened during the previous LSTA five-year plan and continue as a focus in the new plan.