STEMcation Week

Creating a more equitable pipeline for STEM careers

STEMcation Week | April 20-23, 2021

Led by the United Way, Boston Public Schools, and Boston After School & Beyond, BoSTEM imagines a STEM workforce that reflects the demographics of Boston Public Schools. The goal? To create a more diverse STEM talent pipeline through introducing hands-on, industry-partnered learning experiences to Boston Public School students and teachers. 

Did you know only 5% of computer scientists are Latinx? It’s time to tip the scales. With your support, we’re making sure every Boston Public School middle school has access to excellent STEM opportunities by 2022 – expanding access to STEM careers and boosting the future of our region’s economy.

Join us to dive deeper. United Way’s annual STEM Leadership Event brings the region’s top life sciences, technology, engineering, venture capital, healthcare, and pharma industry leaders. In honor of our 6th year, we are expanding from just one day to a whole week of exciting events!

Schedule of Events

Diversity in STEM: A Corporate Community Conversation

Tuesday April 20, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Join this year’s STEM Excellence Corporate Award winners in conversation about the future of STEM careers and their dedication to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive pipeline through initiatives like BoSTEM.

STEM Excellence Awards
2021 winners to be announced! Congratulations to our 2020 STEM Corporate Leaders of the Year: Autodesk and GE Aviation. The Corporate Leader of the Year Awards recognize companies that value and foster STEM education for youth, drive engagement within the community, and champion STEM careers.

Ft. Challenge of the Week!
Rally your coworkers for a friendly STEM volunteering competition! Corporate teams will compete for bragging rights, funding for STEM programming, and a STEM learning kit for a local middle schooler. The winners will be announced Friday.

Movie + Make + Meet

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Come watch a movie with us! Afterward, we’ll conduct an experiment and hear from an expert in the field.

Quaranteen: Students in STEM During COVID-19

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Spend an hour with some of Boston’s top middle school STEM students this Earth Day as we hear about their experiences with the BoSTEM program and their inspiring dreams for the future. It’s also National Take Your Kids To Work Day so feel free to bring yours along for a family-friendly lunchtime activity!

Challenge Champion Announcement

Friday April 23, 2021


For more information regarding our STEM Leadership Reception and BoSTEM program, please contact Brooke Kane at 617-624-8044 or

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors: