Vision, Mission, and Goals


The I-STEM Resource Network has a vision that Indiana can be a national leader in student achievement and demonstratively improve college and career readiness in the STEM disciplines.


  1. Support STEM education through projects like the Indiana Science Initiative
  2. Support STEM teachers through professional development
  3. Advocate for statewide STEM education opportunities and policies that support higher STEM academic performance


I-STEM has five key policy goals:

  1. Set high expectations for student learning in math and science.
  2. Ensure effective STEM teachers in every classroom and out-of-school setting.
  3. Develop, advance, and evaluate effective STEM strategies and programs.
  4. Align learning and curricular resources to standards.
  5. Provide students with relevant, up-to-date information and mentoring on STEM careers.