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STEM.org is the longest continually-operating, privately-held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America. Since 2001, its leadership has assisted with key initiatives that have been critical to the overall growth and proliferation of the movement, including early work on the 2005 STEM Congressional Caucus. Its team demonstrates the best in pedagogics / andragogics, supporting the world’s top brands, organizations and thousands of educators globally.
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Andrew B. Raupp, IEL FellowExecutive DirectorAndrew is an educational leader, entrepreneur, and visionary with nearly 20 years of international experience. In 2001, he founded STEM.org Educational Research. Since its inception, he has worked with over 142,500+ pre K-12th grade students and over 14,000 educators globally. In addition to being at the forefront of STEM research, Andrew and his team developed the first STEM validation framework for teachers, schools, and products, which they successfully secured using blockchain. As the inaugural inductee into the Crypto STEM Initiative, Andrew advocates for full transparency and the democratization of STEM funding using the latest technology. Andrew has been featured in MIT’s Around Campus, Columbia University's New Learning Times, was selected as one of Oakland County’s 40 Under 40 Elite, and as an Emerging Leader by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.
Paul Mersino, EsqChief CounselPaul is a shareholder, attorney, and chair of litigation practice in the Detroit office of Butzel Long. Paul represents the interests of public and private companies in a variety of sectors. He has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer, a dBusiness Top Lawyer, and one of Oakland County's Elite 40 Under 40.
Ahmad ChebbaniChief Financial OfficerAhmad is President and CEO of Omnex Accounting & Tax Services which has been serving clients across the country for over 30 years. He co-founded both the American Arab Chamber of Commerce in 1992 to empower other American Arab business owners, as well as the American Middle East Economic Affairs Committee, which serves to bring together visionaries to help create a more economically stable and peaceful Arab region.
Antonia LlullDevelopmental PsychologistAntonia has over 20 years of experience in occupational therapy. She is CEO of MPowerMe, LLC, which conducts toy and game assessments, and makes product recommendations that take into account specific developmental concerns and therapeutic benefits. Her goal is to foster well-being, learning, and happiness in children with special needs. Antonia is also president of the charitable organization, Dream Big, Inc.
Navaneeth RahulStrategic Partnerships (Eurasia)Based out of Bengaluru, India, Navaneeth Rahul is the Co-founder of Innoverts Network and serves as a strategic planner at STEM.org covering BRICS+ nations. A highly recognised evangelist and consultant in the Education sector, his ability lies in building partnership alliances while devising STEM-based solutions to empower 21st century innovation.
Megan WetzelDirector (USA)Megan is an educator and writer in Detroit. She developed her STEM education philosophy over the years while teaching at a variety of grade levels, ranging from preschool through middle school, and while completing her BS in Education at Central Michigan University. Megan appreciates teaching other educators the latest STEM pedagogy and how to best engage their classrooms.
Gavin McLeanDirector (Oceania)Gavin McLean is a STEM and Digital curriculum consultant with EDconnect in New Zealand, and Global Innovation Practitioner / STEM Ecosystem Consultant at Business Wave in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With over 20 years of experience in STEM and innovation, Gavin aims to seamlessly embed technology into effective teaching strategies and learning environments. He is a virtual learning environment designer, as well as a curriculum specialist who strives to improve student engagement and achievement. Gavin is currently pursuing a PhD in Virtual Learning Environments.
Syed Munawar ShahDirector (SAARC)Shah is an educationist having 36 years of rich experience in the education sector, with a leadership position as a Chairman QPSP (Quality and Productivity Society of Pakistan) associated with PIQC PakistanInstitute of Quality Control. He is founding member and Chief Executive of SKOOL21; an educational Company working on STEM Education in Pakistan.
Jason YungDirector (East Asia)Jason Yung ( Chen -Su Yung) is an award-winning entrepreneur who has founded several top-ranked companies and big traffic platforms in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. He has extensive experience in educational technology, maternity products and STEM toys —specializing in real-time trends, customer insights, differences between Eastern and Western culture, building startups and rich B2B experiences. Today, Jason operates Babylux.asia, a high-end maternity distribution company and AsiaSTEM.org which is accredited by STEM.org as the leading STEM education community in Asia and official East Asian affiliate.
Phil GibsonStrategic AdvisorAn experienced entrepreneur and economic strategist, Phil currently owns the education consulting company, Polaris Strategies, LLC, which partners with many education and sports education companies throughout the world. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of the highly respected international STEM education company, Digital Media Academy, for 17 years.
Shelly D. SmithCreative DirectorWith over 20 years of graphic design, marketing and communications experience, Shelly D. Smith has created graphics, websites, textbooks, professional development materials, and created successful brands for all types of industries. Prior to serving as Creative Director for STEM.ORG, Shelly was Director of Communications for a large non-profit health system, where she oversaw rebranding the company and all corporate marketing and communications initiatives. The education sector and STEM are her areas of focus/passion and she is the "go to" source for precision STEM graphics! Shelly partnered with companies such as 3D Systems and Rubik's Cube. She also partnered with large non-profits, such as the Boy Scouts of America, where she assisted with the development of their STEM initiatives at Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico.
Kristopher MartelTechnology Administrator"It's impossible" are two words you'll never hear out of Kristopher's mouth, especially when it comes to making sure the overall experience at STEM.org is of the highest quality. Having nearly 20 years of web development experience in tow, Kristopher continually stays up-to-date on all the newest web-based practices and how to utilize them best for each of his clients. When he's not wearing his site-building hard hat, Kristopher is a writer and published author covering the Nashville Predators for FOX Sports Tennessee.
Brian KellyChief Technology OfficerBrian Kelly is an accomplished and results-driven STEM leader with over twenty years of progressive and diverse experience in the intersection of business development, science and technology. A self-proclaimed digital nomad, you are most likely to find Brian working near his home in the Rocky Mountains (or your local rugby pitch).
BOT LATAMA Latin American based consulting firm, BOT LATAM offers companies tailored support through analysis and validation of current marketing trends. Areas of expertise include mining, gas and oil, and the consumer market
SKOOL21A STEM & Robotics Educational Consulting Company based in Pakistan serving the SAARC region, offering 21st Century customized solutions like professional development, Makerspace establishment and other EdTech solutions
STEMATEA STEM Solutions Provider for schools, teachers and students based in Egypt serving the MENA region, driven by an effective and professional team using the latest teaching methods
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The STEM.org online certification course was engaging, intriguing, and gave me a better grasp of STEM concepts and education. There was never a dull moment. I discovered exciting new ways to get K-12 students interested in STEM, and learned how to develop an education plan in accordance with Next Generation Science Standards. The certification gave me many fresh ideas to use with my classes.
Kristin (Naughton) Griffith
STEAM Coordinator, Auburn Hills Christian School
Our school has completely changed for the better since we’ve trained with STEM.org. We teach children from preschool through grade 12, so it can be difficult to find programs that cater to all of our needs. STEM.org took into account the grade level taught by each educator and also gave us ways to work towards a common goal. The support we have received since becoming accredited has been invaluable.
Since we’ve partnered with STEM.org to evaluate our magnetic children’s toys, our knowledge about STEM education has grown immensely. The team provides affordable, practical insights drawing from their years of experience to identify market trends which has helped us better identify a path forward. Since earning the authentication trustmark, our customers have taken notice which has led to increased marketshare.
Author, Gil Harp Books
I connected with the team at STEM.org to have them review a children’s book that I authored and they provided me with valuable feedback, including resources regarding how to develop a learning kit around it. A STEM seal was issued for me to use in marketing materials when promoting my work, which has helped draw positive attention to it from discerning parents.
STEM.org is the longest continually-operating, privately-held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America. Its team demonstrates the best in pedagogics and andragogics, supporting the world's top brands, organizations and thousands of educators globally.
STEM recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web sites, subscribers to our services, registrants for our events, and all other customers of our products and services. We created this policy with a fundamental respect for our customers' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our customers. This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for all products and services owned by STEM.
Information Collection and Use
STEM collects information from our website users, subscribers and other customers. In this section of our Privacy Statement, we describe the type of information we collect and how we use it to provide better services to our customers.
Registration and Ordering
Using our website and signing up for certain selected services (such as personal business lists), users must first register. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number). For internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with users and provide requested services, and, for our website visitors, to provide a more personalized experience on our sites. We also may collect demographic information. We use aggregate demographic information about our audience to improve our service, for marketing purposes and/or industry reporting purposes.
Many of our products and services are free to subscribers who meet certain demographic criteria. Independent auditors may need to certify the eligibility of these subscribers. In order to do that, we may collect unique identifiers (such as mother's maiden name) that we disclose to the auditors strictly for industry reporting and audit verification purposes.
For our services that require payment (Business Subscriptions), we also collect credit card information (such as account name, number and expiration date), which is used for our or our agent's billing purposes only, and is not otherwise shared.
Surveys and Contests
From time to time we invite web site users and other customers to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the website user or other customer therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title). In addition to the other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and contests is used to notify the winners and award prizes and to monitor or improve the use of, and satisfaction with the website or other STEM product or service. Subject to the given customer's preferences (as described in the "Permission" section below), such information also may be shared with third party sponsors of such surveys or contests.
If customers elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about our sites and services, we may ask them for the friend's name, interests and e-mail address. STEM will store and use this information to send the friend an invitation. This information may also be used to provide information about our company and related products and services. The friend may contact us as specified in the tell-a-friend message to request that no further communications be sent.
Communications with Us
We have features where our customers can submit information to us (such as our feedback forms). Where such submissions include requests for service, support or information, we may forward them to our agents, as needed, to best respond to the specific request. In addition, we may retain e-mails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes, and to help us to serve customers better. Please note that letters to the editor and similar submissions may be made public, unless they refer to current registered businesses, in which case information is not disclosed.
Communications from Us: Service Updates, Special Offers
STEM will never send email notifications to users unless they specifically request so.
Automatic Data Collection
STEM has features that automatically collect information from customers, to deliver content specific to customers' interests and to honor their preferences. This information assists us in creating products and services that will serve the needs of our customers.
For example, we use "cookies," a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies benefit the user by requiring login only once, thereby saving time while on our web site. If users reject the cookies, they may be limited in the use of some areas of our web site. For example, the user may not be able to participate in sweepstakes, contests or drawings.
For our internal purposes, we gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of all visitors to our web sites. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.
We may combine demographic information supplied by a customer at registration with web site usage data to provide general profiles, in aggregate non-personally identifiable form, about our customers and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising. We may share this composite information with our advertisers and business affiliates to help them better understand our services.
Other than as set forth above, we do not share personally identifiable information with other companies, apart from those acting as our agents in providing our product(s)/service(s), and which agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential. Also, our parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, entities into which our company may be merged, or entities to which any of our assets, products, sites or operations may be transferred, will be able to use personal information. We will also disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.
We may share aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others. This information may include usage and demographic data, but it will not include personal information.
Our customers are given the opportunity to choose whether to receive information from our affiliates and us not directly related to the product or service for which they registered (or which they otherwise agreed to receive). Customers also have the opportunity to choose whether to have personal information shared with third parties for marketing purposes.
Please note that we will endeavor to implement your permission requests within a reasonable time, although for a time you may continue to receive mailings, etc., transmitted based on information released prior to the implementation of your request. In addition, please note that even after such request is implemented, your page will continue to update information directly related to the service for which you registered (or which you otherwise agreed to receive), so you always are kept updated.
We use reasonable precautions to protect our customers' personal information and to store it securely. Sensitive information that is transmitted to us online (such as credit card number, only applies to Businesses) is encrypted and is transmitted to us securely. In addition, access to all of our customers' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
STEM may contain links to other sites. STEM is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.
STEM websites are not directed at individuals under thirteen years of age, and STEM does not intend to collect any personally-identifiable information from such individuals.
Notification and Changes
If we change our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on this page so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Users should check this policy frequently to keep abreast of any changes.
Terms & Conditions
These Website Standard Terms and Conditions written on this webpage shall manage your use of our website, www.STEM.org.
These Terms will be applied fully and affect to your use of this Website. By using this Website, you agreed to accept all terms and conditions written in here. You must not use this Website if you disagree with any of these Website Standard Terms and Conditions.
Minors or people below 18 years old are not allowed to use this Website.
Intellectual Property Rights
Other than the content you own, under these Terms, STEM.org and/or its licensors own all the intellectual property rights and materials contained in this Website.
You are granted limited license only for purposes of viewing the material contained on this Website.
You are specifically restricted from all of the following:
publishing any Website material in any other media;
selling, sublicensing and/or otherwise commercializing any Website material;
publicly performing and/or showing any Website material;
using this Website in any way that is or may be damaging to this Website;
using this Website in any way that impacts user access to this Website;
using this Website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in any way may cause harm to the Website, or to any person or business entity;
engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this Website;
using this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing.
Certain areas of this Website are restricted from being access by you and STEM.org may further restrict access by you to any areas of this Website, at any time, in absolute discretion. Any user ID and password you may have for this Website are confidential and you must maintain confidentiality as well.
In these Website Standard Terms and Conditions, "Your Content" shall mean any audio, video text, images or other material you choose to display on this Website. By displaying Your Content, you grant STEM.org a non-exclusive, worldwide irrevocable, sub licensable license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute it in any and all media.
Your Content must be your own and must not be invading any third-party's rights. STEM.org reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from this Website at any time without notice.
This Website is provided "as is," with all faults, and STEM.org express no representations or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this Website. Also, nothing contained on this Website shall be interpreted as advising you.
Limitation of liability
In no event shall STEM.org, nor any of its officers, directors and employees, shall be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website whether such liability is under contract. STEM.org, including its officers, directors and employees shall not be held liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.
You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent STEM.org from and against any and/or all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses arising in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under any applicable law, such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.
Variation of Terms
STEM.org is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review these Terms on a regular basis.
STEM.org is allowed to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification. However, you are not allowed to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between STEM.org and you in relation to your use of this Website, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.
Governing Law & Jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in The United States of America for the resolution of any disputes.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We are a Data Controller of your information.
STEM.org needs to perform a contract with you
You have given STEM.org permission to do so
Processing your personal information is in STEM.org legitimate interests
STEM.org needs to comply with the law
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
The right of rectification
The right to object.
The right of restriction.
The right to data portability
The right to withdraw consent
STEM.org follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit STEM.org. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the STEM.org, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, STEM.org uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.
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Note that STEM.org has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Part Privacy Policies
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
STEM.org does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.