United Technologies STEM U
Investing in Our Future
To prepare for the future challenges facing our planet, we need to invest today in building a global, STEM-literate workforce of problem-solvers and innovators. That’s why United Technologies has teamed up with the New York Academy of Sciences on STEM U, an exciting program that impacts the lives of high school students, teachers, and STEM professionals around the world. Click below to learn more about the ways that STEM U is working to meet this challenge.
United Technologies’ STEM U mentoring is designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of STEM talent through mentorship, 21st century skills development, and networking. Participating high school students receive one-to-one coaching and advice from a professional scientist or engineer, and complete activities emphasizing college readiness, leadership, communication, and critical thinking. STEM U mentoring is “all virtual”, meaning students can participate from anywhere, and even better, connect with a global community of peers who share their passion for STEM!
Year 2 of STEM U mentoring will run from November 2018 –August 2019. To receive updates about this and our other educational program, subscribe here.
Each year, United Technologies and the Academy announce a new innovation challenge in one of three areas: aviation, sustainable buildings, or food loss and waste. Challenges are open to participation from students and afterschool clubs around the world. Solvers can compete as individuals, or as part of a group, and can even join a multi-national team with other students from many different countries! Participating teams develop and propose solutions to real-world problems, while STEM experts provide feedback and coaching along the way.
Read about our 2018 Aerospace Challenge, here.
As teachers, we know you’re always looking for new ways to motivate and inspire the next generation. Our STEM Resource Library for Educators will help you bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to life in the classroom. This free, high-quality content enables students to “learn by doing”, while also preparing them for the college entrance process, and potential careers in STEM. Resources include do-it-yourself instructions on how to run a STEM challenge in your own classroom, plus downloadable lesson plans and video courses on college readiness, leadership, communication, and creative problem solving.