Advancing STEM Education

Members of the GM de Mexico FIRST Robotics team Panteras.
Brazil Blazers team member readies for the competition.
The GM Gravatai sponsored team Brazil Blazers at the regional competitions.
GM Global manufacturing steps up STEM support for youth
General Motors is committed to promoting STEM education in and out of the classroom.
Mary Barra and students conducting science experiments.

Advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) globally is a critical focus area for General Motors. We are committed to accelerating support for STEM education through initiatives that create opportunities for high-quality and relevant learning, both inside and outside the classroom. With a strategic focus on STEM education, GM's goal is to facilitate the development of a qualified and diverse STEM workforce, encourage presence, achievement and persistence in STEM education and careers and support greater participation of underrepresented population groups.

The long-term vision is to use STEM education as a springboard to increase the number of students with employable labor skills for careers in STEM.

Social Outcomes
1.       Increase the number of students who earn a degree in STEM that matches market needs
2.       Increase the presence, achievement and persistence for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields
3.       Increase the supply of qualified teachers, for teacher training in STEM-related subjects

Target Audience
Students (third-12th grade, college) with a special emphasis on women and minorities