The National STEM Honor Society’s™ (NSTEM™) core mission is to inspire and recognize excellence from K to Career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
At the high school level, many students have a passion for STEM, are able apply critical analysis and creative thinking skills, and work well collaboratively in teams. NSTEM provides these students with enrichment activities outside the classroom and resources that further encourage them to pursue their dreams of working in the fields of STEM. For students of limited means, NSTEM provides a very economical source of academic enrichment to help level the playing field of opportunity. Student participation in NSTEM also impresses future employers and colleges/universities.
Unlike other honor societies which may only meet once a year to recognize the academic achievements of students, the National STEM Honor Society is an ongoing, vital group that works with students throughout the year. And unlike student clubs, NSTEM admits only students with a record of excellence in STEM coursework and engagement in STEM enrichment activities, making membership a prestigious honor.
Every chapter is a little different depending on the level, the school, and the Advisor, but we suggest meetings be held at least monthly. Sometimes, outside speakers or virtual speakers from our vast library of YouTube and other resources may address the group. Other meetings might present projects or challenges that students can continue working on during their free time, separately or collaborative, at school or at home.
Motivation and inspiration are essential in keeping students and teachers engaged. Students in high school will be involved in STEM enrichment activities provided and/or approved by their local chapter. NSTEM provides a curated library of resources of exciting, educational, and engaging activities.
NSTEM is designed to grow with students From K to CAREER™. Upon request, chapters will provide individual members with a letter of recommendation to bridge their journey as they advance in their education and work experiences.
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