The Academy's Global STEM Alliance Launched at the United Nations

Brings together governments, companies, schools and NGOs to increase global access to STEM education.

The Academy's Global STEM Alliance Launched at the United Nations

Yesterday, Monday September, 22, the New York Academy of Sciences with co-sponsor Global Partnerships Forum launched the Global STEM Alliance at the United Nations during the 69th annual General Assembly. Invited guests, including heads of state and representatives from the Alliance’s Founding Nations joined a distinguished panel of international leaders to help rally global engagement and acceleration of STEM education worldwide.

The Global STEM Alliance is an unprecedented global, public-private partnership which brings together governments, companies, schools and NGOs to increase access to great STEM education around the world.

The international launch event also spotlighted the Academy’s inaugural STEM Heroes Award.


Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences with The Honorable Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul, Prime Minister of Malaysia


Ellis Rubinstein presents a STEM Hero Award to Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission


Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor is presented with a STEM Hero Award by Nancy Zimpher, Chair of the Board at the New York Academy of Sciences and Chancellor of The State University of New York


Dr. Mehmood Kahn, Governor of the New York Academy of Sciences and Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo, recipient of STEM Hero Award


The New York Academy of Sciences launches the Global STEM Alliance at the United Nations during the 69th annual General Assembly.