Donation Levels

Support STEM with 50/50 Donations.

Fifty percent of all donations go to keeping STEMFest USA free for students and fifty percent will go to your choice of the funds below.

All donors will get their names or their business listed and linked on STEMFestUSA.org's donor's page.

Help us continue to bring the best possible STEM Event to area students. We want to make every year more exciting, enlightening and affordable for all. Getting the best performers and large interactive displays can be cost prohibitive, but with your help we can do it. We have several donor levels that offer you a list on our donor page to prominent placements on our website and at the event. Please choose the level right for you. All Names will be listed for the remainder of this year and up until 2020 STEMFest. We thank you in advance and hope to see you at STEMFest USA!

G.W. Carver
Fund


Help increase diversity
by influencing all young
students to have academic
goals that nurture careers
in STEM related fields.

George Washington Carver was an agricultural scientist and inventor who developed hundreds of products using peanuts (though not peanut butter, as is often claimed), sweet potatoes and soybeans. Born an African-American slave a year before the practice was outlawed, Carver left home at a young age to pursue education and would eventually earn a master’s degree in agricultural science from Iowa State University. He would go on to teach and conduct research at Tuskegee University for decades, and soon after his death his childhood home would be named a national monument — the first of its kind to honor an African American.


 

Nikola Tesla
Fund


Assist in creating and
developing new ideas
through technology and
supporting scholarships for
technical education

Nikola Tesla Born July 10, 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American[3][4][5] inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.[6]
Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated in 1884 to the United States, where he would become a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system which that company would eventually market.


 

 Sally Ride
Fund


Help provide scholarships
and other financial resources
to assist women interested
in STEM careers related
to the Aeronautical Industry.

Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space when she flew on the space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. She made two shuttle flights, and later became a champion for science education and a role model for generations. Born in Encino, Calif., on May 26, 1951, Sally Kristen Ride was the older of two daughters of Dale B. Ride and Carol Joyce (Anderson) Ride. Her father was a professor of political science and her mother was a counselor. While neither had a background in the physical sciences, she credited them with fostering her deep interest in science by encouraging her to explore.


 

Pythagoras
Fund


Helping our youngest
get started in STEM by
supporting coordinated
projects & school activities
leading up to STEMFEST

Pythagoras of Samos (c. 570 – c. 495 BC) was an ancient Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of Pythagoreanism. His political and religious teachings were well known in Magna Graecia and influenced the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and, through them, Western philosophy. Knowledge of his life is clouded by legend, but he appears to have been the son of Mnesarchus, a seal engraver on the island of Samos. Modern scholars disagree regarding Pythagoras's education and influences, but they do agree that, around 530 BC, he travelled to Croton, where he founded a school in which initiates were sworn to secrecy and lived a communal, ascetic lifestyle. This lifestyle entailed a number of dietary prohibitions, traditionally said to have included vegetarianism, although modern scholars doubt that he ever advocated for complete vegetarianism.