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




Interest in STEM Careers




Interest in Engineering




“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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