About the Global STEM Alliance
The Global STEM Alliance (GSA) is a coalition of more than 250 organizations united in their commitment to increase the number and diversity of students in the STEM pipeline. GSA partners are educational institutions, government entities, industry leaders, and not for profit organizations from around the world. A subsidiary of the New York Academy of Sciences, the GSA creates programs to identify STEM talent wherever it exists, and to inspire and prepare the next generation of STEM innovators.
Building a better STEM pipeline through proven methods
GSA programs are built on three core pillars that have been shown to be highly effective in attracting and retaining students in the STEM pipeline:
Mentorship from real scientists and engineers: We recruit STEM professionals, grad students and postdocs to mentor students both in person (in classrooms and afterschool programs) and online. Our 1:1 virtual mentoring programs provide a global network of students with a customized mentor match, and access to moderated online communities of peers and mentors from around the world.
Real World Challenges: Accessible to solvers from any location, our innovation challenges engage high school and university students in solving some of the most urgent issues facing our planet. The challenges are designed by top researchers and facilitated by our innovative project-based learning platform, Launchpad.
Skills Training & Professional Development: Whether in-person or online, our programs focus on preparing STEM talent for the workforce through a robust curriculum of workshops, webinars and online courses to help students build technical and soft skills.
If you represent an educational institution teaching grades 7 through 12 (or equivalent), your school can join the Academy to gain special access to GSA programs and educational resources, individual Memberships for teachers and staff, and more. Other organizations can partner with the Global STEM Alliance by acting as recruiting partners (for students and mentors), or by providing critical support to our programs. To become a GSA partner, the first step is to tell us a little bit about your organization.
GSA Founding Partners