Three Businesses that Support STEM education in Indiana

by | Mar 5, 2015 | STEM Education Info

We have started seeing a trend where there are less students graduating in STEM related fields than other countries. In order to continue to grow and compete in the areas of Science, technology, engineering and math several companies, schools,  have come together to partner in moving STEM education forward in Indiana.

“I-STEM was started in 2006 as a collaboration among 18 institutions of higher education in 10 regions throughout Indiana. I-STEM includes committees comprised of educational content experts and practitioners who come together to design and employ programs to address STEM issues.”

Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce knows the importance of scientists and engineers in their business so they have set out to reach 6 million people by 2020 through STEM education programs. Their outreach programs are targeted at ages from five through adulthood. Work experience, internships, apprenticeships and graduate development programs are some of their work related learning experiences that Rolls Royce offers to engage more people in STEM awareness and education.

Find out how Rolls Royce supports STEM education here.

Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly recognizes the growing gap between the US and other countries when it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) The shortage of STEM graduates can greatly affect the pharmaceutical industry. Lily once could higher graduates right out of high school to work in production now requires at least two years of college. Having a large pool of STEM graduates is important not only for Eli Lilly but the global STEM community as a whole.

The Lilly Foundation is so committed to supporting STEM education that they donated $1.5 million in seed funding to the Indiana Science Initiative to create more STEM curriculum in kindergarten to eighth grade and $40 Million to Purdue University to fund five STEM projects.

Find out how Eli Lilly supports STEM education here.


Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems; knows the importance of supporting STEM education. They and recently gave Mineral Point Elementary School over $21,000 to support the Project Lead the Way program as part of its Community Development Grant program. Students will learn to solve problems using STEM activities and scientific methods.

Find out more how Cummins supports STEM education here.

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