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STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

National PTA’s STEM Initiative:
STEM + Families

National PTA’s STEM + Families initiative increases access to STEM education and careers, especially among under-represented youth, by developing, evaluating and sharing effective ways to engage families in STEM experiences, while working with partners to improve access to STEM school and community learning environments. PTA’s vision is that all students have the family and community support needed to access and pursue STEM opportunities and careers.

We want to foster passion for science, technology, engineering, and math through fun activities and by involving families in these experiences together. Our STEM initiative will engage students, families, and communities in opportunities to explore... inspire... empower... and educate... STEM possibilities.

2017 National PTA STEM + Families Science Grants, Sponsored by Bayer

National PTA and Bayer have partnered to empower families to support student success through STEM education. The 2017 National PTA STEM + Families Science Grants sponsored by Bayer, will award $1,000 to 30 local PTAs and $3,000 to 5 State/Regional/District PTAs to host STEM + Families Science Festivals in elementary and middle schools across the country.

In addition to the grant, National PTA and Bayer will provide awardees with a starter pack containing most of the materials needed for 50 families to complete 10 experiments from Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense® Science Library at each event.

Learn more and apply for a Local PTA Science Grant or a State/Regional/District PTA Science Grant by visiting

Completed applications must be submitted online by October 26, 2017 (midnight PDT).

2017 National PTA STEM + Families Game Giveaway, Sponsored by ThinkFun

Looking for some cool new ideas to host an exciting PTA family game night? Let National PTA and ThinkFun help!

Simply complete the short survey for your chance to win 48 FREE award-winning learning games.  Use 36 of these ThinkFun games to host a STEM family game night and 12 more as prizes for attendees. These engaging educational games are suitable for all grades and families because we ALL know that fun has no age limit!

Remember... This is NOT a grant application. This is a GIVEAWAY. That means winners will be chosen at random from ALL PTAs who submit this formTo learn more about hosting a game night, visit

2017 National PTA STEM + Families Math Grants, sponsored by Mathnasium

Congratulations to the 35 2017 National PTA STEM + Families Math Grants Recipients who will host a Math Night with Mathnasium at their elementary schools this fall.

Didn't receive a grant but still want to host a Math Night? Reach out to your local Mathnasium and visit for tools, resources and templates.


Microsoft ThinkFun!

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Presenting Sponsor

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Email or call (800) 307-4782.

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