International STEM Education Association Award
The STEM-Excellence Awards program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose faculty and administration have implemented a comprehensive integrated STEM education program at very high levels or have made significant progress and made significant strides in achievement through the implementation of comprehensive STEM programs.
The STEM-Excellence Awards sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement in integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Each year, the International STEM Education Association seeks out schools where the faculty and administration have sought to attain and maintain high academic goals through the implementation of comprehensive and long-term integrated STEM education programs. To be named a STEM-Excellence Award recipient school is to join an elite group of educational innovators.
All elementary, middle, and high schools are invited to submit a proposal to be recognized as a STEM-Excellence Award recipient. Schools receiving the recognition represent the full range of American education. They represent urban, suburban, rural, large and small, traditional and non-traditional schools. They serve students of every social, economic, and ethnic background. However, they share one very important quality. They have all taken direct action to implement comprehensive STEM education programs that impact all students.
STEM-Excellence Awards are presented annually at the International STEM Education Association annual conference. Schools are honored at an awards ceremony, where each receives a plaque and a banner to be displayed in the school.