STEM 101 Connections Program
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Our Programs


Middle School

STEM 101’s middle grades curriculum includes over 400 hours of blended-learning curriculum and project-based activities for in-school, after-school and summer bridge programming. Repository units include: learning objectives, teacher resources, content knowledge, student activity, STEM connections and assessments.

High School

STEM 101’s high school curriculum features over 3,000 hours of blended-learning curriculum and project-based activities for in-school, after-school and summer bridge programming. Curriculum units include: learning objectives, teacher resources, content knowledge, student activity, STEM connections and assessments.

Connections Program

We partner with companies to connect students and adult learners to in-demand career pathways. Corporations and government entities partner with STEM 101 to develop real-world projects for classroom and workforce service use.

Our Results

True STEM Education Advances Economic Development

STEM should be rooted in the interdisciplinary application of designed in a cooperative effort to provide students with comprehensive, meaningful real-world learning experiences. STEM education provides a bridge for students, education providers and the business community to more effectively develop learning pathways in technology-driven careers. Economic growth will directly correlate to our ability to engage the neglected majority of students in real-world STEM experiences.

STEM 101 Middle School Students

Feel fully prepared to pursue any option after high school

STEM 101 High School Students

Plan on post high school education/training.

STEM 101 High School Students

Are interested in pursuing a STEM career.
(USA average: 23%)


STEM 101’s academic team provides districts and schools with onsite analytics on how to best utilize existing resources and facilities to maximize STEM education practice and impact.


STEM 101’s executive team provides government entities with education roadmap consulting on best practices to develop the STEM technical workforce pipeline for targeted sectors of the economy.


STEM 101’s corporate team is building an unprecedented bridge between corporations and education. Corporations that invest are interested in investing in education will realize ROI(return on investment) via the workforce pipeline developed.

Client Testimonials

Harley-Davidson’s decision to sponsor a STEM 101 Connections project was a great step in our K-12 STEM outreach efforts. STEM 101 took this idea of highlighting in-demand electrical careers and turned it into a well-designed, engaging and comprehensive project for students – one that allows students to do something hands-on, exposing them to the very basics of electrical circuits, and one that makes a direct connection to our company, various career paths and opportunities, and at the same time, it also brings visibility to our brand.
Shanna Beanan
Talent Acquisition
Johnson Controls
STEM education and career pathways can best be achieved by connecting learners to relevant, real world experiences. Through the Connections Program, students will gain an in depth look into careers with STEM companies such as Johnson Controls. There also will be an opportunity for teachers, parents and mentors to order and build a JCI specific project to learn basic HVAC, Fire and Security solutions as well as data tracking and information processing.

How does JCI benefit? JCI benefits in several ways:
1) A national and international venue to market to and invest in students,
2) An avenue to highlight specific, diverse workforce development,
3) A connection point for JCI’s philanthropic programs.

Because of STEM 101’s digital learning and practical projects, there is a US, Canada and perhaps global reach. It is not geographically centered and does not require a lot of JCI effort to sustain. The model is very scalable and can be applied in many ways. STEM 101 reaches into neighborhoods where a career in a trade or with a STEM company may not be well known and it will provide a direct connection to our diversity initiatives.
Alison Neuman
Program Manager Workforce Development
Milwaukee Public Schools
Our partnership with STEM 101 is mission aligned and stakeholder centric comprised of industry, students, educators, and community. MPS believes children should be given every opportunity to learn which requires innovative approaches to close critical gaps concerning communities that have been disproportionately impacted due to socioeconomic factors. Children who grow up in and around poverty are confronted with greater educational challenges than are children who do not face similar circumstances. Therefore, it is our firm belief the Connections Program through STEM 101 provides complimentary supports for the school district’s COIN initiative which targets specific workforce preference goals for students and constituents interested in pursuing a skilled-trade career pathway.
Regina Flores
Manager of Contract Compliance Services
Pewaukee School District
Students get access to a plethora of opportunities through the STEM 101 Connections Program. STEM 101 organizes the companies they work with into different fields to give students access to career information in different spheres of engineering that aren’t conventionally thought of. Through the STEM 101 page, students are able to find companies that fit their interests easier than looking solely on their own. Finally, these projects are very accessible to anyone who wants to learn and isn’t limited to a classroom setting.
Wauwatosa Schools
The STEM 101 Connections Program is a valuable set of resources in my District's coursework that are used in our effort to close the gap between traditional K-12 instruction and our industry's workforce needs. The content is relevant to today's and tomorrow's forecasted needs, and I really appreciate the tangible connection it has for my students to real life people.
Craig Griffie