Founded in 2011 and supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and some of the area’s most well-respected technology companies and education organizations, this non-profit organization will focus its efforts on uniting area resources, educators, companies, and affiliate STEM organizations to drive interest in STEM education and careers:
Mission: The KC STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business partners and organizations that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers to generate a robust force of related professionals for our community.
Vision: A diverse, innovative and sustainable STEM workforce.
We live in a technically advanced world with an ever-growing demand for highly skilled professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). At the same time, there is increasing concern among education, business and government leaders that we are not cultivating a workforce prepared to meet the challenges of the future.
The vision of the KC STEM Alliance is to see that a diverse, innovative and sustainable STEM workforce becomes a reality. By developing an environment that leverages the strengths of educators, STEM organizations, and local industry we can create a collaborative network to encourage and sustain interest in STEM careers. Working together will allow us to target limited resources where they are most needed, strengthen STEM programs across the community and serve as a vital source of information and research.
In early Spring 2011 Voltage Creative began working with KC STEM Alliance to develop branded materials and core support assets including identity, Mission and Vision Statements, talking points and much more. We have recently completed the development of vital print assets and are in the midst of developing a web property scheduled to launch late summer of 2011.