IISME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Silicon Valley that
is focused on transforming STEM education. Our vision is to foster a collaborative community of business leaders, engineers,
scientists, and educators who share a commitment to ensuring that all members of our society are
equipped to benefit from and contribute to the
innovations in science and technology that shape our future.
focuses on teachers as the primary agents to effect meaningful change in the
K-16 system. IISME’s flagship Summer Fellowship Program provides educators with in-depth,
hands-on experiences at Bay Area corporations, universities and government
agencies. IISME also helps our partners host one-day site visits for groups of educators.
These programs enable IISME Teacher Fellows to see science and math concepts
come to life in the real world and learn first-hand what skills their students need
to succeed in today's work environment.
Teacher Fellows are supported by industry mentors and experienced educators who
help them translate their
experiences into exciting and relevant
instruction to bring back to their local classrooms. IISME Teacher Fellows, in
turn, inspire millions of students to actively participate in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
of the San Francisco Bay area and beyond.