Exploring STEM

The Kansas City region offers all kinds of ways to explore science, technology, engineering and math—from project-based classes in school to exciting after-school programs for all ages. Consider opportunities both in school and outside school.

Find STEM opportunities

You may be surprised at how many ways you can learn about STEM in the metro area! Search STEM Connect-KC for events, camps, career days and more.

Summer Camps

Enjoy the summer with fun STEM learning opportunities. This page has resources to help you research the options that will work best for you. Learn more.

In School

Project Lead The Way is an in-school curriculum that allows you as a student to solve real world problems in several career pathways. At the high school level, the pathways include:


From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Through courses like Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Environmental Sustainability, and Civil Engineering and Architecture, PLTW Engineering empowers you to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset and make the leap from being a dreamer to being a doer.

Biomedical Science

Through courses like Biomedical Innovation, PLTW Biomedical Science lets you step into the roles of medical investigators, surgeons, microbiologists, geneticists and biomedical engineers to explore realistic situations. You might investigate the death of a fictional person or analyze the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Computer Science

Engage in real-world activities like creating an online art portal or using automation to process and analyze DNA-sequence data as you think big and illustrate how intricately computer science is woven into our society.

PLTW is available in more than 35 school districts in the metro area. See if your district is included or talk to your school administrators about opportunities available to you. Learn more about PLTW’s student opportunities.