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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K-12 Professional Development Opportunity: Water Activities & Careers Workshop

Join us at Zurn's new Milwaukee Headquarters, 511 W. Freshwater Way, to get an exclusive tour of the facility and leave with resources to enhance the water curriculum in your classroom. 

This FREE event for K-12 educators is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Participants will learn about the "Water Box" program through Veolia, find out more about educational options in water resources from MATC, hear the latest updates on careers and trends in Milwaukee's growing water industry from The Water Council, and network with educators and professionals. Click here to view the flyer.

Hear from an industry expert panel about current and future jobs and trends in Milwaukee's water industry. The following HR professionals will be onsite:

Becky Caudill
Human Resources Manager
Natural Resource Technology

Kelly Morgano
Director of Human Resources
Zurn Group

Elizabeth Yorton
Human Resources Generalist
Pentair Water Filtration

Registration is required. The deadline to sign up is Monday, July 24, 2017. For more information and to register, please contact Chantel Kuczmarski at 

Share your ideas for our sySTEMnow Conference

sySTEMnow is Milwaukee's premier STEM conference for educators, businesses and community leaders. We want to make our 14th Annual sySTEMnow Conference better than ever - and we need your help to accomplish it! 

Submit your ideas on speakers and breakouts sessions that you'd find interesting and valuable here by July 21, 2017.  We rely on educators and employers to help us share best practices, expertise and exchange information. We welcome diverse and innovative topics that can speak to a wide variety of audiences (e.g. K-12 educators, STEM employers, general public, community organizations, higher education).

Thank you for your participation!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
TIME: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Keynote presentation is during lunch.)
WHERE: Italian Community Center, Milwaukee


12th Annual Golf Outing Scholarship & Program Fundraiser

STEM Forward's Golf Outing supports scholarships and programs building STEM talent in Wisconsin.

Join us for our 12th Annual Golf Outing on August 17, 2017 at Morningstar Golfers Club in Waukesha for a great day of golf, contests, lunch and networking! Proceeds support five, $2,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 for students pursuing STEM degrees at area technical colleges or universities as well as STEM programming.

The golf outing includes coffee, lunch, 18-hole golf scramble with cart, hole-in-one contest, putting contest, raffle, silent auction and excellent networking opportunities.


Register as a group of four, or even better, become a sponsor and receive excellent marketing opportunities AND bring a group of friends! Check out the details above for each ticket option to learn more about the benefits of supporting this event.


Register for golf and sponsorship here:

If you have questions, please contact Chantel Kuczmarski at (414) 810-7836 or

Looking for a STEM Summer Camp or Program in Southeastern Wisconsin?

Check out our listing here.


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!