We believe all students should have equitable access to high-quality STEM education and we recognize there are significant gaps in resources, policies and opportunities for many students across the United States. That’s why we’re especially committed to serving students furthest from opportunity. 

Outcomes Matter

We work to create access to learning in places where students have been underserved, underrepresented or disadvantaged socially or economically. We do that because the outcomes for these students matter. We strive for a day when opportunity is not bound by income, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, zip code or national origin.

Our Programmatic Partners

Once a NMSI school, always a NMSI school isn't just a slogan. Our work results in lasting transformation that embeds inclusion and support for all students and constant learning and improvement for teachers. Teachers who participate in our programs have career-long access to resources, and our students flourish to and through college. 

This map illustrates our AlignEd, College Readiness Program, Military Families Mission, Affiliate and UTeach program partners. The number of teachers trained represents teachers who have gone through CRP and our Laying the Foundation training.

What Can I Do to Help?


Every dollar makes a difference. For example, a gift of $50 can provide a student with classroom materials and supplies to bring learning to life.

Give My Gift


Celebrate successes and identify opportunity gaps in STEM in your community. View state-, district- and school-level data in NMSI’s STEM Opportunity Index. 

See the Data


Engage your local education leaders to understand how they’re addressing equity in STEM education – and let them know we’re here to help. 

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“Even though only 2% of all physicians are black women, I grew up always having doctors that looked like me and I looked up to them. I want to be that role model for other little girls and let them know that they can be whatever they dream of.”
Breanna Ramsay, student
​Wayne State University, MI
“I teach at a predominantly Latino school - my campus has the highest number of ESL or ELL population students. I feel like I grew exponentially in terms of how to deliver the content and how to close some of those gaps that a lot of my students have."
Luis Gonzalez, AP English teacher
Irving High School, TX
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Ricardo Lopez, Superintendent
Garland ISD, TX
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Barbara Goleman High School, FL