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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Make a Difference, Be a Future City Judge

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Competition Judges Needed

STEM Forward is seeking judges to help us on the day of the WI Regional Future City Competition.

TIME: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DATE: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Heather Dummer Combs at or (414) 810-7836.

Essay Judges NEEDED

Each year, middle school teams participating in Future City must submit an essay on a given topic. This year's challenge is Powering Our Future.

Students must design a resilient power grid for their city that can withstand and quickly recover from a natural disaster and explain how it works. The essays are about 1,500 words.

Judging is done online from Dec. 21 to Jan. 9 at your convenience - so you can even judge from home!

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To register as an essay judge, go to Select Regional Competition Judge, then complete the basic information and select Essay Judge as your involvement role. For questions, contact Heather Dummer Combs at


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The MTH vision is for the greater Milwaukee region to be nationally ranked home for people to thrive within a vibrant community built on innovation and technology. Tech dependent industries contributed $27.6B in regional economic impact in 2017. It is critical that the emerging workforce has the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to thrive in this new economy. The mission of STEM forward is well aligned to this vision. Please refer to the Milwaukee Tech Hub – Corporate Engagement in K12 Education page to identify ways to get involved. Time sensitive K12 requests as well as those supporting students who have graduated high school may also be found on the Milwaukee Tech Hub website.

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 by sending a check to STEM Forward:

1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Thank you for your support and investment in STEM education!