MATHCOUNTS is the nation’s premier after-school program engaging middle school students in activities that build confidence, interest, and skills in math problem solving. The signature Competition Series, culminating in the National Competition, takes place in over 500 local chapters nationwide including all 50 U.S. states as well as Department of Defense schools worldwide. The National Math Club brings math to students of all ability in a relaxed social setting. The Math Video Challenge empowers students to be math teachers, video producers, actors, and artists. Over three million students have participated in MATHCOUNTS since its founding in 1983.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisors are a who-is-who of science and engineering in the United States: From major academic centers and leading research institutes and government agencies to cutting-edge, high-tech companies, museums and community organizations.
FIRST is a US-based global robotics competition whose mission is to inspire elementary, middle school, and high school students to be science and technology leaders. From a modest beginning with 28 teams in New Hampshire gymnasium in 1992, the program has grown to reach 400,000 students worldwide. Some 200,000 mentors, coaches, judges, and volunteers in more than 80 countries support 44,000 teams. FIRST's emphasis on technical excellence and problem solving inspires innovation while at the same time fostering well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.