K-12 Programs

Preparing for a degree in science and engineering can begin at any age. We offer exciting programs for students in grades K-12.


It's Never Too Early to Start a Future in STEM

  • Choose STEM-related extracurricular activities, such as science and math clubs
  • Enroll in as many high school math and science classes as possible
  • Learn to study effectively  good study habits now will translate to better organization later
  • Attend career days at area schools and colleges
  • Consider challenging yourself with IB/AP courses
  • Maintain good grades to increase your chances for admission and scholarships
  • Plan when you will take standardized tests for college admission consider taking practice tests to familiarize yourself with the process
  • Attend our summer programs to help prepare you for success at UMKC

KC STEM Alliance

The KC STEM Alliance is an independent agency managed through the School of Science and Engineering and serves as our primary outreach program. Funding to support the alliance comes from a multi-year grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and from area STEM-related companies, grants and other nonprofit agencies and organizations.

The KC STEM Alliance currently serves more than 90,000 students in the Kansas City area, with programming such as Project Lead The Way, STEM coursework and programming for area K-12 schools, and KC FIRST robotics competition, as well as several other programs aimed to engage young people in STEM learning.

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