Math4Science introduces kids to the exciting, important careers available to them in the sciences as they learn math.
We aim to improve students’ performance in math class and to increase and diversify the number of people entering STEM fields. Our mission is to:
Engage young math students by helping them understand the ways their own lives and the lives of people they care about are improved by work done in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Inspire students to see themselves as future members of the STEM workforce by introducing them to scientists, computer technologists, engineers, and mathematicians
Prepare students to study math and science in college and to enter the pipeline to STEM careers by helping them understand the relevance and importance of the work they do in their math and science classes
Each Math4Science lesson gives students an understanding of math’s real-world applications. They come away with concrete ideas about how they can use the math they are learning in school to build fundamentally important careers for themselves. Never again will students ask, “When am I going to use this?”
In 2023, The New York Times reported that “The math and reading performance of 13-year-olds in the United States has hit the lowest level in decades.” Additionally, there is a growing mistrust and misunderstanding of scientists among the American population. At Math4Science, we address these challenges directly by setting up encounters between young students and STEM professionals.