Every school year, The Arkansas STEM Coalition partners with the Arkansas Committed to Education Foundation to encourage Arkansas drivers to purchase an education-themed specialty license plate. Proceeds fund annual Excellence in STEM Education grants given to schools to purchase STEM equipment.
The Arkansas STEM Ecosystem includes businesses, educational institutions, government entities, community organizations, and individuals that are working together to promote STEM education and activities throughout Arkansas. We share information, learn from each other, and collaborate on projects to fill gaps in the state’s network of STEM resources.
Each year, The Arkansas STEM Coalition hosts STEM Think Tanks throughout the state with the theme of connecting schools, businesses, and communities. Each Think Tank feature presentations and panel discussions designed to connect participants and to further the larger purpose of preparing a well-equipped STEM workforce for high-demand, high-wage jobs across Arkansas.
Yes, the rumors you have heard are all true! The Arkansas STEM Coalition is providing FREE eclipse glasses for every public school student, teacher, and staff member in the state of Arkansas, including all open-enrollment charter schools!!! Every school will receive enough glasses for EVERY student, teacher, and staff member.
April 23, 2024: During this one-day student-led advocacy event promoting STEM education, students in EAST Initiative programs from all regions of the state will exhibit in the Arkansas State Capitol rotunda, meet with legislators, and hold a press conference.
STEM Venture Academies brings cohorts of up to 25 9th and 10th grade students to visit five local businesses to participate in half-day sessions introducing them to mid-level STEM careers through direct, on-site learning. Each workplace partner has students learn from employees, tour their facility, and participate in a hands-on challenge.