Today the winners of the US2020 STEM Coalition Challenge were announced at Maker Faire Bay Area, in San Mateo, CA.
Eight winners were selected from a pool of nearly 100 communities representing close to 2,000 partners across 35 states looking to bring more STEM mentorship and maker-centered learning opportunities to students across the country in creative and compelling ways.
The winners of the challenge will join the US2020 City Network - a coalition of cities across the US experimenting with new strategies for increased impact, pioneering learning communities to accelerate each other's work, and feeding a national groundswell of momentum around STEM mentoring.
Winners will share in a $1 million in total cash and in-kind value prize made possible with the support of our great partners - Schmidt Futures, Arconic Foundation and Genentech. You can see a list of all the winners on the STEM Challenge Website.
US2020 is a division of Citizen Schools.
US2020 connects STEM mentors with nonprofit organizations and schools to offer hands-on STEM education and maker-centered learning opportunities for students. The US2020 City Network is a team of coalition partners that is working to change the trajectory of STEM education in America by dramatically scaling the number of STEM professionals engaged in high-quality STEM mentoring with youth.