Engineering is the only STEM component
not typically part of the K-12 curriculum.

Illuminating the “E” in STEM for all students

ASME INSPIRE is a suite of K-12 STEM education initiatives that teach students how to “think like an engineer” to become problem-solvers for good.

Now available to more than 750,000 students across all 50 U.S. states—roughly three in four participating schools are Title I-qualified—ASME’s K-12 programs introduce students to the potential rewards of an engineering career, emphasizing that it is a meaningful profession that can dramatically contribute to improving quality of life.

ENGINEERING DREAMS is ASME’s collaboration with Discovery Education. It is an educational initiative designed to engage K-12 students nationwide in the biggest challenges of today while helping them unlock future success through engineering. Engineering Dreams offers educators and students a variety of interactive, standards-aligned learning resources to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, risk takers and ethical problem-solvers.

ASME is a signature partner of the STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by business leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education.  Other partners in the STEM Careers Coalition include Boeing, Microsoft, P&G, Chevron, and the Manufacturing Institute, among others.

DropMEin! brings ASME member volunteers into K-12 classrooms, both virtually and in-person, to share their experiences as professional engineers, answer questions, and explain the rewards and opportunities available to those who pursue an engineering career.

“ASME INSPIRE changed the way I look at things—the world and how I can change my life and others’ through learning about new things in science, math and engineering. It's really cool.”

Leylanie7th Grader
INSPIRE Boosts Participants’...

Knowledge of STEM Skills

+

112

%

Interest in STEM Careers

+

72

%

Interest in Engineering

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71

%

“Students at this age often lack the knowledge of engineering and STEM-related careers along with the confidence to see themselves in these roles. ASME INSPIRE starts a conversation about the possible. All students, regardless of family income, can aspire to a career in the STEM path.”

Lesa LeviPlatte City (MO) Middle School
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