Successes

Since the launch of getSTEM in 2009, there have been hundreds of connections made between educators and businesses in Minnesota impacting over 10,000 K-12 students.  Below is some of the positive feedback about getSTEM and the connections made through the site.

getSTEM is filling a gap that has existed for years.

 

 
 

We posted an ask on getSTEM for some supplies and we got numerous offers from people willing to help.

 
 

We are so thankful to MN Computers for Schools and their laptop donation through getSTEM to help Caiah who was diagnosed with Leukemia and needed to stay home. The laptop was a great way to stay connected to school.

- Liz Dayton, Forest Hills Elementary, Eden Prairie, MN
 
 
 
 

I was looking for STEM curriculum resources to take with me on a trip to Nicaragua and found a great getSTEM offer from First Book Marketplace for free STEM educator guides.

- Christine Turner, Honeywell

It was great connecting with the girls at the AGAPE (Adolescent Girls and Parenting Education) High School to talk about careers in STEM. I left AGAPE that day feeling energized and fulfilled.

- Valerie Vogt, Director of Strategic Consulting, Avtex
 
 
 

getSTEM is such a great resource for our school.

 
 

Using the getSTEM site we quickly got connected to the Visiting Wizards program from 3M which was exactly what our kids wanted to see.

 
 
 
 

I am very grateful to and everybody at New Town Solutions for their willingness to help build our rocketry program; their generosity has excited the students as they start the engineering process and begin designing their rocket.

- Team America Rocketry
 
 

The connection with Dave from New Town was great. He was quick to help and his offer was exactly what we needed to get our program started.

 
 
 
 

getSTEM was key to helping me structure what I feel is going to be a big success and an impressionable event for the students. I am looking forward to meeting the volunteers matched through the getSTEM web portal...it is volunteers like these that make such a lasting impression on our students. I expect that the students will be so excited that they will talk about the speakers for weeks after the event.

- Tim McGraw, Work Coordinator at White Bear Lake LearningCenter