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INCREASING OPPORTUNITY

We believe STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking student potential. We work with local, state and national partners to increase educational opportunities and empower better outcomes for all students.  

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Our Mission 

We strive to advance STEM education to ensure all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lif​elong learners who pursue their passions and tackle the world's toughest challenges​. 
 

We promote and provide high quality STEM education
at the local, school system and national levels.


Local 

Success for NMSI’s school partners starts in the classroom. We provide evidence-based resources and constantly evolving best practices for students and teachers across grade levels. 


School Systems 

System-level changes are critical to sustaining classroom gains. We work with school system leaders to build mindsets and practices focused on STEM education and inclusion.


National 

We help shape federal, state and local policies that support equitable learning by elevating local voices and collaborating with partners to ensure high-qualilty STEM education.

Our work empowers communities and builds the foundation
for opportunity, prosperity, equity and inclusion.
 

Prosperity 

Students who pursue STEM-based careers have greater earning potential and STEM skills increase success in all careers and endeavors. That leads to individual and community prosperity. 


Equity 

Individual and community prosperity increase opportunity, particularly in employment, education and entrepreneurship. That supports equity through inclusive mindsets and practices. 


Inclusion 

Inclusive mindsets and practices create anti-racist systems and policies that promote collaboration across race and culture. That contributes to acceptance of differences and valuing diversity as an engine of innovation.


WHAT THEY SAY

"My online teachers give us all the resources we need. They are always there to help, and they are very encouraging and supportive."
Catherine Schlosser, student
St. Mary's Central High School, ND
"NMSI training is a foundation to stand on. Working with colleagues from all over the country, I always learn something in a different way or think, ‘Wow. That’s awesome. I’m totally going to use that.’”
Cory Loveless, AP Calculus Teacher
West Fargo High School, ND
 
"I've never felt like I was just in this alone. I always felt like I had the resources that I needed, and that NMSI was always there for me, to help me be successful in the classroom."
Shona Brown, District Instructional Coach, Mesquite ISD, TX