STEM programs

Every year, more and more students choose STEM disciplines at Arizona State University and graduate to pursue STEM-based career fields, check out the numbers.

ASU is constantly striving to better connect with and contribute to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) community. One way the university is doing this is through partner programs supported by university initiatives or with National Science Foundation funding.

Our STEM programs are part of hundreds of community engagement programs across the Valley designed to tap into and inspire early STEM interests, from summer programs to world-class museums, internships, events and K-12 activities. Read more about some of our outstanding programs supporting K-12 students in our 2018 report below. 

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Arizona FIRST® LEGO® League is an exciting and fun global robotics program created to get children ages 9 to 14 excited about science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Ask A Biologist is a web-based K-12 science education program that has, since 1997, excited the imagination and put learning in the hands of children, teachers, parents, home-schoolers and life-long learners.
ASU Brain Fair has taught Arizona children the wonders of the brain and value of education for more than a decade.
ASU's Open Door (formerly Night of the Open Door) is a premiere STEAM event in the Valley with more than 360 interactive activities on five campuses, as part of the Arizona SciTech Festival in the spring.
ASU Prep Academy Charter Schools prepare students to partner with ASU researchers to develop real-world solutions to solve issues and create a better world. A new prep offering, ASU Prep Digital, now offers high school and university learning environments 100% online, including full-time or part-time classes.
ASU offers a range of K12 experiences for students, including after-school, summer and year-long programs for kids, resources for teachers and teacher training in STEM.
ASU’s Center for Games and Impact works with schools in Arizona to leverage the power of game-based learning to implement new curriculum that is personally engaging and supports deep learning.
COMPUGIRLS is an award-winning, culturally responsive technology program for girls from grades 8-12,
Embodied Games is an award-winning educational game studio creating immersive, research-backed experiences.
Graduate Partners in Science Education (GPSE) was established and is led by ASU graduate students who teach weekly after-school science lessons and projects in five middle schools in the Tempe and Phoenix areas.
The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy is a learning environment designed for highly gifted students in grades 7 to 12 located on the ASU's West campus.
Created at ASU, the NASA-funded Infiniscope project makes the vastness of space and space exploration inviting, accessible and interactive for educators and learners of all ages.
Arizona State University offers children, families, K-12 teachers, and school administrators a host of choices to study and learn - from online to campus, summer experiences to afterschool programs. What interests you? It's probably happening at ASU.
The Marston Exploration Theater offers shows two times a week with Definiti SkySkan Planetarium technology that render Earth and space science themes in 3D stereographic vision.
School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences offers K-12 student mentoring, experiences and competitions, such as the Math Circle, Math Day, CryptoRally and Junior CryptoRally at ASU.
Young Engineers Shape the World is a two-year program that seeks to help high school students view engineering as a socially relevant profession.