For Immediate Release
October 3, 2013
Director of Communications
Change the Equation
Change the Equation Recognizes Four Exemplary STEM Learning Programs
Girlstart Summer Camp, Project Lead The Way, ST Math, and Ten80 Student Racing deemed high quality, immediately scalable
Washington, D.C. – Change the Equation announced today four excellent STEM learning programs that are ready to be taken to scale nationwide. The programs selected – Girlstart Summer Camp, Project Lead The Way, ST Math, and Ten80 Student Racing Challenge – were already admitted to CTEq’s rigorous STEMworks database of high-quality STEM programs that consistently yield positive outcomes and had to pass an additional round of vetting to be accepted for this initiative.
“We’re facing a STEM skills shortage in the U.S. that we must address immediately,” said Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation and a CTEq board member. “CTEq’s STEMworks database is comprised of effective STEM learning programs.”
“The corporate community is eager for excellent STEM programs like Girlstart, Project Lead The Way, ST Math, and Ten80 Racing, which can be scaled quickly to impact more children in more communities across the U.S.” said CTEq CEO Linda P. Rosen. “In naming these programs, CTEq’s coalition of companies signals that it is committed to strategic giving to make high quality STEM learning opportunities available nationally as soon as possible.”
CTEq invited all programs in its existing STEMworks database to voluntarily submit additional evidence of their ability to promptly scale nationally. The nonprofit education research and evaluation firm WestEd first evaluated the programs recognized in the scaling initiative against CTEq’s rigorous Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy and then against additional criteria for their readiness to scale.
CTEq’s effort is similar to a scaling initiative underway at the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies. Both endeavors are working to have an impact on scaling up proven programs. ST Math was recognized as a leader in both CTEq’s and Business Roundtable’s initiatives.
More about the programs selected for this prestigious honor:
About Change the Equation
Change the Equation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of STEM learning in the United States. CTEq’s coalition of members strives to sustain a national movement to improve PreK-12 STEM learning by leveraging and expanding its work focusing on three goals: improving philanthropy, inspiring youth and advocating for change.