Hands-on STEM education for underserved students

by The Tech Museum of Innovation


Your support will allow underserved students to participate in The Tech Challenge, an annual team design challenge that introduces and reinforces the science and engineering design process with a hands-on project geared to solving a real-world problem.
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Underserved students are often underrepresented in math and science and are not given the opportunity to participate in after-school programs. The Tech Museum believes every young person should have an opportunity to explore hands-on design. The Tech Challenge, one of The Tech Museum's signature programs, is our way of "inspiring the innovator in everyone."


The Tech Challenge provides months of team learning in science, engineering, and math. The Tech Challenge meets California Content Standards and reinforces skills of creativity, problem solving, design, teamwork, leadership, presentation, risk-taking, perseverance, and learning from failure. Each year a new Challenge is designed to allow students to creatively solve a real-world problem. We will reach out to and provide underserved youth the opportunity to participate in The Tech Challenge

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide an opportunity for 10 teams of under-served students to participate in The Tech Challenge. These students will have access to a program that reinforces the scientific process, inspires creativity, and builds teamwork skills.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


The Tech Challenge website
The Tech Museum of Innovation website

Organization Information

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.thetech.org
Project Leader:
Karen Toste
Director of Annual Fund
San Jose, CA United States

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