STEM Leadership Event

A huge thanks to everyone who showed up to support STEM equity this year!



About the event

Every year, more than 300 influential leaders from the area’s health care, science, technology, engineering, venture capital, finance, biomedical, and pharmaceutical industries gather to support youth STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) programs in our region.

Given the early school closings, virtual learning challenges and educational inequities we are witnessing across the board, these programs are more vital than ever to ensure that all kids in our community have access to STEM programming and to prevent the summer learning loss that always hits our underserved students hardest. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to support STEM education for all of Boston’s middle school students.


Host a STEM Chat
As you’ll hear in the video, BoSTEM has gone virtual with their mentoring opportunities and they’re are actively seeking STEM volunteer professionals! STEM Chats are 20-30-minute conversations that provide students with virtual career coaching and an opportunity to learn about STEM jobs and career pathways. BoSTEM provides the scheduling, training and facilitation of the STEM chats. Volunteers can participate individually or in pairs. Sign up.

Host a STEM Bite
If you only have a few minutes to spare, you can share a quick “bite-sized” demonstration or presentation! Just present a basic overview of a STEM concept, practice, or skill related to your current job in 15 minutes or less. This is a fun, quick way for you to connect with students while also highlighting the importance of STEM education. Sign up.

Pack An Engineering Kit
Participate in the virtual kit packing of our newest kit, BoSTEM Engineering Kits! These kits provide all of the essential supplies for the youngest engineers in the community to become engaged and excited about STEM. Interested in learning more? Please reach out to Brooke Kane at

STEM Excellence Awards

Congratulations to our 2020 STEM Corporate Leader of the Year: Autodesk. The Corporate Leader of the Year Awards recognize companies that work to foster an understanding of the importance of STEM education, drive community engagement, and actively promote STEM careers.


And for those who want to get even more hands-on with STEM, United Way’s BoSTEM program provides volunteer opportunities to expose youth and teachers to our region’s innovation economy and future career paths in STEM-related fields. Learn more about our BoSTEM program.

For more information regarding our STEM Leadership Breakfast andBoSTEM program, please contact Emily Stanford at 617-624-8171 or

Thank you to our sponsors: