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    Posted May 7, 2024, 4:16 pm by The Experts at TeenLife
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    STEM Resources for High School Students

    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are some of the most exciting and fastest-growing fields today.

    Students who take all the math and science classes their high schools offer may find the following STEM resources helpful for turning their passion into a career. This article includes 20 amazing organizations offering science, technology, engineering, and math resources.

    Love science but don't know where — or how — to find colleges with programs you'd like to explore? Seeking more STEM resources than what we've listed here? Check out our Guide to Your Future in STEM! This free digital publication is chock full of articles, interviews, program opportunities, and more on careers in the science fields.  

    STEM Resources for Students

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

    The AAAS is the largest general scientific society in the world. Its goal? To advance science, engineering and innovation globally. The organization "fulfills its mission to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy, diplomacy, education, career support, public engagement with science, and more."  You can get involved by becoming a member, attending events, or taking part in fellowships.

    Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

    AWIS provides, networking, mentorship, career development and leadership opportunities for female-identifying individuals seeking equity for women in science, technology, engineering, and math. The organization champions a world in which women working in STEM:

    • Receive fair, equal pay without discrimination.
    • Advance and promote within their fields equitably and without bias.
    • Receive respect and recognition for their scientific achievements.


    Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools to students in grades K-12. The organization is also committed to increasing opportunities for young women and students from underrepresented groups to participate in computer science.

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    Code Academy

    Code Academy envisions a world where technology empowers everyone and believes anyone with curiosity and the drive to learn can unlock a universe of possibilities through coding. The organization is dedicated to providing the tools, resources, and opportunities students need — regardless of coding experience. It champions flexible, accessible, and engaging interactive learning to give students the tools and skills for 21st century success.


    FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) prepares young minds for the future with inclusive, team-based robotics programs. Beyond building robots, FIRST emphasizes core values like research, teamwork, and problem-solving through engaging sports-like challenges. This strategy fosters lasting STEM interest and confidence. FIRST alumni gain access to educational opportunities, scholarships, connections to top employers, and a lifelong community.

    Girls Who Code

    Girls Who Code is building the world's largest pipeline of future female engineers and scientists. Empowering girls in tech is just the beginning. The organization equips them with the skills and confidence to become future industry leaders. Girls Who Code is on track to close the gender gap in new, entry-level technology jobs by 2030.

    Khan Academy

    The well-known nonprofit Khan Academy has a mission to empower students to master essential skills at their own pace — anywhere, anytime, and at no cost. The organization offers accessible online courses on a wide range of subjects, including science, mathematics, engineering, standardized test preparation, and more.

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    NASA STEM Resources

    NASA's education portal has a number of scientific materials and STEM resources for students and teachers alike. Browse their options and find everything from engaging arts and crafts activities to high intensity STEM internship opportunities for grades K-12 and beyond.

    National STEM Honor Society

    NSTEM's mission is to inspire innovation and recognize student excellence from kindergarten through careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The organization champions inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) and ensures that every student has the opportunity to join the STEM revolution.  NSTEM believes that STEM is an exciting adventure that starts young and lasts a lifetime.

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    PLTW ignites a passion for STEM in students of all ages, empowering educators with the resources and support they need to cultivate the next generation of innovators. The organization creates engaging STEM experiences and empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges.

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    Revolution Robotics Foundation

    Revolution Robotics Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2018, is on a mission to bring the thrill of robotics to every child. The organization believes that high costs, complex systems, and closed platforms shouldn't limit a child's change to explore the exciting world of STEM. They champion accessible robotics education and embrace open-source solutions, empowering educators and fostering innovation. Revolution Robotics Foundation makes robotics engaging and fun to spark a lifelong passion for STEM in young minds.

    Science News

    Science News was founded in 1921 as an independent, nonprofit source of accurate information on the latest news of science, medicine and technology. Today, their mission remains the same: to empower people to evaluate the news and the world around them.

    Scratch Foundation

    The Scratch Foundation unlocks the power of coding for everyone, making Scratch and ScratchJr freely available, sparking creativity and self-expression in young minds worldwide. At the heart of its mission lies inclusivity. The organization strives to create a platform accessible to all, especially those from traditionally marginalized communities. The Scratch Foundation believes all children deserve the chance to explore coding and develop their creative problem-solving skills.


    STEM-Works ignites a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math in young minds. The organization recognizes the incredible grassroots efforts in sparking curiosity and building confidence in STEM. It offers a treasure trove of curated activities, projects, and events on topics like robotics, wind energy, and forensics. The resources are available to STEM professionals, club leaders, parents, and teachers.

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    Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

    For over 70 years, the Society of Women Engineers has been a powerful force for women in engineering. It provides a supportive community where women can find encouragement, forge connections, and celebrate their achievements. The organization, which champions diversity and inclusion, is a global leader in empowering women to achieve their full potential in engineering and technology careers.

    Smithsonian Science Education Center

    The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), established in 1985, offers a one-stop shop for transforming K-12 science education. Originally known as the National Science Resources Center, it rebranded in 2012 to better reflect its mission: Transforming K-12 education through science. The organization partners with communities globally to:

    • Promote authentic, inquiry-based STEM learning
    • Ensure DEAI in STEM education
    • Advance STEM education for sustainable development (STEM4D)

    National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM Resources

    The National Science Foundation is a powerhouse for scientific discovery and innovation in the U.S. It fulfills its critical mission by awarding grants, directly impacting roughly 25% of all federal support for basic research conducted at American colleges and universities. The organization also provides a treasure trove of engaging lessons and web resources for teachers, students, and families.

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    New York Academy of Sciences

    A pillar of progress since 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences is a leading force for innovation. The organization addresses global challenges by convening experts, advancing scientific research and education, and informing policy decisions.  The New York Academy of Sciences is dedicated to bringing together students and professionals from all walks of life to collaborate and harness the power of STEM to create a better world for all.

    Wolfram | Alpha 

    Imagine having all the world's knowledge instantly accessible and ready for computation. Wolfram | Alpha is a computational knowledge engine and answer engine with a mission to gather and curate all objective data, implement every known method and algorithm, and make it possible to answer queries by computing the answer from externally sourced data.


    The Zooniverse is a global phenomenon and the world's leading platform for citizen science. Over a million volunteers strong, its vibrant community collaborates with researchers on projects that are impossible to tackle alone. By lending their eyes and minds, volunteer play a crucial role in groundbreaking discoveries and cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more.

    Excel Easy

    Whether you're a new Excel user or want to up your game, Excel Easy offers a free resource to improve your Excel skills. From learning the basics to mastering functions and data analysis to learning about visual basic for applications (VBA), Excel's programming language, you'll find all you need on this website.



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