STEM Education

The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is committed to supporting excellence in science, technology, engineering and math (“STEM”) education in New Jersey. STEM education is at a critical point in the United States. The U.S. lags behind other nations in STEM education at the elementary and secondary levels. Home to Thomas Edison and the first R&D facility in the world, New Jersey has thrived in STEM. It can continue to be a leader in STEM education and serve as a model to the rest of the country. To support New Jersey STEM education, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey is proud to launch the New Jersey STEM Database.

The New Jersey STEM Database was developed because of the R&D Council’s commitment to STEM excellence, and because the Council fully understands that to innovate, discover and achieve in STEM we must sustain the pipeline of talented individuals who fill New Jersey’s research labs and classrooms. To do so, improvements in STEM education must focus on 1) ensuring that teachers are well-equipped to educate student in STEM areas and 2) inspiring students to achieve in STEM and to pursue careers in these fields.

The following pages include hundreds of initiatives and programs with the goal of advancing STEM education for both students and educators. We are proud to say that many of these initiatives and programs are spearheaded and supported by the R&D Council’s members, including: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, ExxonMobil Cooperation, Rothman Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Science Center, Merck, Montclair State University, NJIT, Novartis, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, PSE&G, Roche, Rutgers University, Sabinsa, Stevens Institute of Technology and UMDNJ.

We encourage you to share this document with students, educators, policymakers and others to ensure that all New Jerseryans are educated about the wonderful STEM programming taking place in and around our great state. This is a working document and we ask those who have additional programs, or edits to the current list of programs, to contact our office so that we can update our database with your information.

Download the R&D Council STEM Database Here.

To contact the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, call (973) 274-8336 or email kcase@rdnj.org.