Help us educate and inspire a future-ready STEM workforce. Many of our programs and events rely on volunteers, STEM mentors and financial assistance from generous donors. Check out STEM Forward's volunteer opportunities below to find out how you can support STEM. Also, click Community STEM Events at the top and bottom of the page to learn more about volunteer opportunities in the community.

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Attention High School Seniors: Apply NOW for STEM Forward's $2,000 Scholarship


STEM Forward is awarding one, deserving high school senior, enrolled in a southeastern Wisconsin school with a $2,000 scholarship to pursue a college degree inSTEM at a two- or four-year Wisconsin technical college or university.

Applications and eligibility requirements are online here: 

To be eligible, your school and/or school district must participate in at least one STEM Forward program (Ex: Future City Competition, Day of Engineering, Rube Goldberg Machine Contest) or you must have participated in one STEM Forward program in the past.

The last day to apply is April 17, 2017. The winner will be announced before May 31, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Chantel Kuczmarski at 414.221.7720.

Attention Middle School Teachers: Sign Up for the 2017 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Are you looking for a fun, hands-on engineering project? Gather your students and plan to participate in the 2017 Wisconsin Middle SchoolRube Goldberg Machine Contest. Teams work together to build a complicated machine that can do a simple task. This year's challenge is to pop a balloon in eight or more steps. The cost to participate in $50 per school.

To register, please contact Kelly Wesolowski at 414.221.7722 or The deadline to register is April 7, 2017.

The competition for middle schools in Waukesha County will be held at WCTC on April 28, 2017. The competition for middle schools in Milwaukee County will be at MSOE's Kern Center on May 12, 2017. 


10th Annual Spring STEM Partners Showcase

WHEN: May 4, 2017
WHERE: Direct Supply, 6671 N. Industrial Road, Milwaukee

Each spring, the MPS STEM Partners join together to celebrate Milwaukee Public Schools’ student-focused STEM and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming. The event showcases multiple STEM programs offered at MPS, including Project Lead The Way (PLTW), FIRST® and FIRST Lego League Robotics, IT education, Construction, Transportation, LAUNCH (PLTW) Elementary Engineering program and much more. More than 30 student displays featuring a variety of projects will be available. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk directly with students and teachers about their work as well as network with like-minded colleagues. Lunch will be provided. Click here for details.

RSVP on or before Friday, April 28, 2017 to Terri Salzer at

* Due to a permanent road closure in the middle of Direct Supply's campus, guests will need to access Industrial Road off of Mill Road.  Feel free to park in lot “P8” and enter door ‘G.’ Click here to view the map.

Make a Donation

Your generous, tax-deductible donation will help us achieve our vision and provide access to quality STEM programs in southeastern Wisconsin. Donations can be made online or you may send a check to STEM Forward:

1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Thank you for your support and investment in STEM education!