Our focus on STEM began with the notion that students need more opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math related fields. The National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills.


Our STEM Initiatives are a collaboration between the Foundation and the School District of Lee County. Funded through the generosity of our business partners, this initiative offers students the opportunity to participate in field trips and internships, as well as experience hands-on activities through partnerships with businesses in the community.

Partners of our STEM Initiatives include:

B&I Contractors, Inc
Chico’s FAS, Inc
City of Palms Park
Covanta Energy
CROW – Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers Police Department
Goodwill Industries of SW Florida
Hearst Television

J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Lee County Electric Cooperative
Lee County Department of Transportation
Lee County Mosquito Control District
Lee County Public Education Center
Lee Health
LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida
Manufacturer’s Association – Made in SWFL
Plumbing Nerds
Ryan Eisenhaur – STO Building Group
S4J Manufacturing Services

Sakata Seed America
Shaw Development
Southwest Florida International Airport
Speedy Telecom
Spiro & Associates
Storm Smart
Suncoast Credit Union
SWFL Public Service Academy
Waste Pro
Wear The Fund

STEM@Work Sponsors
STEMtastic DoD

STEMtastic Day of Discovery is an award-winning STEM event that provides an exciting atmosphere for children and families to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and the Arts.

This event allows families the opportunity to participate in high profile indoor and outdoor interactive areas which feature science, technology, engineering, and math-related exhibits, games, and presentations by a number of regional and national organizations. The event also highlights the artistic talents of many local area children through musical, acrobatic, and theatrical performances on the community stage.

STEMtastic sponsors