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Project for STEM Competitiveness

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are more important than ever in today’s rapidly changing world. The Project for STEM Competitiveness fosters community partnerships that provide students with mentors, opportunities, and real-world experiences in these disciplines. Helping children learn critical thinking and problem solving skills at younger ages will lead to generations that are better prepared for an evolving technological future

About the PROJECT for STEM Competitiveness

Our Vision

An inspired generation of students might consider pursuit of careers in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines. We envision a project-based, hands-on, experiential program that engages parents, STEM professionals and innovative pedagogy to capture the imagination of youth and educators in a highly integrated community approach that lowers the barriers that have historically impeded STEM interest and education.

Our Mission

The mission of the Project for STEM Competitiveness is to bring outcomes-measured STEM education to both underrepresented and private-school populations through exciting and inspiring project-based learning. Key is an integrated community approach involving individuals from corporations, national laboratories, other governmental agencies, and other non-profit and philanthropic organizations throughout the United States. The Project hopes to create experiential learning through hands-on programs and materials that enrich the academic curriculum of schools and can be adapted to diverse school environments (e.g., urban, suburban, or rural) while taking advantage of involved local community resources to support STEM education.

Recent News & Events

The Project for STEM Competitiveness Teams with Enterra Solutions to Support Interns

Enterra Interns 2015

Enterra Solutions, LLC, and The Project for STEM Competitiveness have teamed to sponsor 13 summer interns. An important part of the program is the Project for STEM Competitiveness Lecture Series which features leading University Professors, Ph.D. candidates, and business leaders who come on-site to Enterra to educate the students about Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering. To learn more about the program read “Enterra/PSC Interns Join Ranks of Young Innovators.” To follow the Interns progress, log-on to the Facebook site they established.

The Project for STEM Competitiveness Sponsors TEDxGeorgeSchool Event


If you are curious and connected, you have undoubtedly heard about TED events. TED (Technology, Education, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California thirty years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. One such event, sponsored in part by the Project for STEM Competitiveness, was held Saturday, June 13, 2015, in the George School Fitness and Athletics Center (1690 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA).

Speakers for this exciting event included: Author Mark Whitaker, the first African-American leader of a national news weekly; Dr. Emily Falk, a professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenburg School for Communication; Medard Gabel, Executive Director of Pacem in Terris, a grassroots, non-violent, member-supported organization working on global, national, and local peace and justice issues; Dr Sarahh Scher, an Assistant Professor at Upper Iowa University whose specialty is pre-Columbian cultures; Erica Nakajima, M.D., Vanderbilt University, whose focus is cancer metabolism; novelist Emily Laybourne; Allen S. Keller, M.D., NYU School of Medicine, who has researched the impact of landmines on civilian populations; Dr. Tracy Ore, Sociology Professor at St. Cloud State University, who researches sustainable agriculture; and Dr. Adam M. Finkel, Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation, which focuses on protecting people from environmental hazards.

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George School Students Intern with Enterra Solutions during Summer 2014

During the summer of 2014, Enterra Solutions, in partnership with the Project for STEM Competitiveness, hosted student interns from the George School, with varying backgrounds in STEM subjects. The interns were assigned computer engineering tasks and; subsequently, utilizing Enterra’s expertise in STEM fields, were given the opportunity to participate in several academic seminars and science projects, which were developed to:

  • Inspire the students to seek careers in STEM fields.
  • Teach the students core computer engineering skills necessary to excel in STEM careers.
  • Help the students develop skills to solve real-world problems.​

Click here to learn more about the Interns' Weather Balloon Project.

Photo Gallery of the Launch from Earth
Photo Gallery of Balloon in Flight
In-Flight Video

George School students touring the Institute for Advanced Study and watching a premier of the movie Particle Physics.

George School STEM 1

From L to R: Ahn Nguyen, Jack Ford, Simon Shao, Andrew Gregory, Sid Kochman, Christine Lederer, Chris Odom, and Stephanie Luna

George School STEM 2

From L to R: Ahn Nguyen, Chris Odom, Christine Lederer, Stephanie Luna, Simon Shao, Andrew Gregory, Sid Kochman, and Jack Ford

Inaugural STEM Speaker Series

Inaugural STEM Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7 pm
NFS Auditorium

Come hear about how an application of technology is helping to address global illiteracy and poverty.

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Pilot Theme: Lift off to Mars (’13)

Watch how Project for STEM Competitiveness Chairman and Co-Founder, Steve DeAngelis, shares the vision and plans for this year's theme pilot launch project. In this project, the students will learn everything they need to know on how to lift off to Mars; from appropriate clothing gear to launch fuel specifics and beyond.

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