Press Releases

   Project Lead The Way students develop innovative solutions with award-winning STEM projects $25,000 in scholarships awarded in biomedical, sustainability, and other innovation contests May 6, 2021—Project Lead The Way students from across the metro developed innovative projects to address issues such as sanitation under COVID-19, air quality...

As the world turns attention to the #February11 International Day of Girls and Women in Science, KC STEM Alliance releases findings from its research into how to address the gender gap in STEM at a local level.   Kansas City, MO (February 11, 2021)—The KC STEM Alliance...

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...