About the Project
The STEMz Project was created in 2021 to engage students in exploring a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). We understand that to excite kids into exploring these careers, it’s critical to expose them to learning and activities early on in their development.
The STEMz Project mission is to be a catalyst for local science and technology incubation and innovation, uniting the business community to showcase local STEM opportunities.
Our vision is to become the largest driving force of equitable opportunity and access for students in Indiana to deepen their knowledge in the areas of STEM.
The Partners Behind the Project
The Zionsville RISE (Reveal Ideas, Shape Endeavors) Foundation was created to encourage sustainable environmental practices within area businesses, enrich our community through business diversification and diversity within those businesses, and foster sustainable business success through lifelong learning and education.
Axia Technology Partners
AxiaTP has been helping small and medium-sized businesses with their IT for more than a decade. They work to empower teams through technology, offering valuable insights and technical expertise for organizations to grow. As a Complete Technology Provider, AxiaTP creates winning IT strategies through managed IT services, business communications, and custom software.
As a community supporter for central Indiana, they have formed partnerships with local businesses and schools to provide STEM-related learning and opportunities to students. The end goal is to foster students from a young age to turn them into our future STEM leaders. AxiaTP is proud to play a part in making STEM learning accessible to students in Indiana.
Zionsville Chamber of Commerce
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 60 years of advocating, educating, and connecting businesses in the greater Zionsville area. Their mission is to make Zionsville an economic leader in central Indiana and to enhance their members’ success through advocacy, member benefits, and services.
The Chamber of Commerce has committed to providing programming for their community in the form of community events like Brick Street Market (artisan market), Night on the Bricks (street dining started during 2020), Christmas in the Village, and more. Their ever-expanding catalog of community events serves as an economic engine for tourism and increased traffic for local businesses. They work closely with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and other local businesses to showcase the number one tourist destination in Boone County and encourage event attendance.
Their events are not only a community staple for guests who have attended for years, but they are vital in supporting local small businesses. The increased traffic that comes from events, and residual traffic that returns because of an initial event visit, are quantifiable and measurable. They hear from businesses that events are imperative to driving traffic. They are pleased to participate in this important part of the tourism and business engagement process.
STEM Education Works
Build Smart Curriculum Partner
The STEMz Project is partnered with STEM Education Works to provide our 2022 Build Smart STEM Challenge.
STEM Education Works is an education technology and curriculum provider headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana. STEM Education Works aims to put best in class STEM resources in the hands of every single student and teacher across the country, and works directly with schools, teachers, and educational organizations to provide hands-on learning experiences to prepare students for the future of work.