Current events have made it clear that igniting passion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a global priority.
Since its founding in 2017, the Sport and STEM Alliance has grown in number and significance, providing a platform to educate the wider community on how sport is also playing a game-changing role in the STEM education crisis. By leveraging sport’s appeal and its success in engaging young people around the world – including through Alliance member efforts – we are working to open minds to the exciting opportunities within the STEM fields.
By 2022, there will be 9M+ jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. But right now, vacancies for these jobs are nearly triple that of other roles. Student interest peaks around middle/secondary school and then drops at an eye-opening rate. 60% of US students have lost interest by high school graduation - with girls abandoning STEM at a higher rate than boys. But, at the same time, maintaining a skilled STEM workforce is vital to society's future; they will lead the way in innovating solutions to address food and energy shortages, cures for diseases, climate change, declining natural resources, healthcare, manufacturing and much more.
Sport provides a huge opportunity to engage students in STEM. We can use its global appeal – especially to young people – and its ideals of tenacity, collaboration and boundary-pushing to advance STEM education in exciting new ways. That has been the Sport & STEM Alliance's mission since 2017 and we hope that you will become a part. We're looking to build as diverse a membership pool as possible to have the greatest impact possible.
As Founding Members and Strategic Partners, Beyond Sport, the San Francisco 49ers Foundation and Chevron have taken a leading role in the vision and mission of the Alliance.
CURRENT MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE:
ESPN, EVERFI, Learn Fresh, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Loyola Marymount University, MANTA Sailing, MLB, NBA/WNBA, NHL, North Melbourne F.C., NYU, Pure Game, Science of Sport, Sphero Sports, STEM Sports, TGR Foundation - a Tiger Woods Charity and UNICEF USA.
Contact [email protected] to join us in creating a better tomorrow by becoming an Alliance member today! 2021 Membership information coming soon.