Press Releases

Congratulations to these three recent high school graduates who each received a $500 inaugural Make It REAL scholarship from the KC STEM Alliance. Several years ago, KC STEM Alliance and STARTLAND teamed up to introduce high school seniors working on innovative capstone projects in engineering and...

Heartland and Central Missouri FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Awards Local students, volunteers and partners recognized in online ceremony as FIRST community celebrates virtually May 5, 2020—Although game play for the Infinite Recharge FIRST Robotics Competition season was suspended due to Covid-19, online judging for several awards continued....

Project Lead The Way students persevere to complete award-winning projects in engineering and biomedical sciences $11,500 in scholarships awarded in online design, sustainability and innovation contests May 4, 2020—Despite a disrupted spring semester, students from across the metro completed more than 120 senior capstone projects in engineering...

Six local high school robotics teams earned slots at the international FIRST Championships, April 15-18 in Houston, during the Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition on Feb. 29-March 1 at Lee's Summit North High School. This...

Kansas City, MO (December 9, 2019)—As the Kansas City region recognizes Computer Science Education Week, the KC STEM Alliance today released a review of the current state of K-12 computer science education in the region. Executive Director Martha McCabe said the report contains encouraging news while...

Four students from the Kansas City metro recently received national recognition for their passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), winning the Girls Living STEM Award from the National STEM Learning Ecosystem. The award recognizes young women in grades K-12 who show leadership qualities, inspire...

KC STEM Alliance awards $10,000 in scholarship prizes and recognizes innovation in engineering and biomedical projects Project Lead The Way senior capstone projects test practical solutions for improving the process for laying concrete, traffic congestion, and safer pill bottles; as well as medical research on insulin, lead...

Two local high school robotics teams earned slots at the international FIRST Championships, April 17-20 in Houston, during the Heartland Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition on March 15-16 at Olathe South High School. This year's competition featured...

Missouri special session elevates ongoing work to improve and expand K-12 computer science education KANSAS CITY, MO—As Missouri lawmakers resume work on computer science education legislation in a special session called by Governor Mike Parson,  KC STEM Alliance Executive Director Martha McCabe noted the renewed effort...