Inspire


ASME and the ASME Foundation are pleased to announce a major initiative to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to middle and high school students throughout the nation.

INSPIRE is a unique digital course that uses online gaming and simulations to teach critical technology and coding skills, ignite interest in STEM, and expose students to STEM opportunities that they might never have dreamed were within their reach. In its first year, INSPIRE has been engaged in 550+ middle and high schools, reaching over 21,000 students across 39 states. See the INSPIRE video.


The Need for STEM Education

While today's teens are surrounded by technology, there is a major shortage of students pursuing academic and career paths in STEM related fields. In fact, data demonstrates that U.S. students are falling behind their global peers when it comes to both the technical skills they are developing and their likelihood to pursue a career in STEM.

The industries that will power our economy require a workforce skilled in STEM disciplines. The ASME Foundation is committed to opening the door to careers for those underrepresented in the STEM workforce, lighting that spark in students, and connecting them to all the possibilities and opportunities in STEM.

OF THE 3.8 MILLION 9TH GRADERS IN THE COUNTRY, ONLY

6%

WILL END UP CHOOSING A STEM DEGREE IN COLLEGE IF WE REMAIN ON THIS PATH.

- National Science Board of the United States


Level: Grades 7-10
Length: 8-10 hours
Topics Covered:

  • Careers in STEM Functions
  • Binary numbers
  • Rational & irrational numbers
  • Writing your first code
  • Algorithms
  • Boolean logic
  • Basic HTML
  • Encryption/decryption
  • Pythagorean Theorem

Supporting the Next Generation

Joy for engineering begins early in life. Your gift to the ASME Foundation will build and sustain INSPIRE, bringing much needed STEM concepts directly into our nation's classrooms. Your generosity will enable us to equip teachers with the tools to educate and challenge their students, the next generation of engineers.

Join us in looking to the future, and be a catalyst for change through your gift to the ASME Foundation.

For more information on the ASME INSPIRE program and its expansion, please contact Patti Jo Snyder, Manager, ASME K-12 Programs, snyderp@asme.org and follow us at the ASME Pre-College Group.