West Point Center for STEM Education
The West Point Center for STEM Education aims to be a national leader in designing programs that inspire, attract and steer young students to pursue STEM careers that are essential for our nation’s future. Many of the world’s greatest challenges involve science, technology, engineering and math, yet the United States is falling behind other countries in encouraging students to pursue careers in these fields. The United States Military Academy is a national leader in undergraduate STEM education and, through these programs for middle school students, West Point helps enhance STEM education.
The goals of the West Point Center for STEM Education:
Design, implement, and assess high-quality national, regional, and local outreach projects that:
• Inform K-12 students about the role of STEM in our world.
• Inspire K-12 students to pursue STEM careers.
• Prepare K-12 students’ to study STEM at the college level.
• Support West Point Admissions through STEM outreach.
Facilitate and conduct cadet and faculty research on K-12 and undergraduate STEM education.
Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with the Army Educational Outreach Program, the National Defense Education Program, and the National Science Center.