In 2005, former Supervisors Mark Church and Rose Jacobs Gibson established the Math and Science Workgroup and Innovation programs to promote and improve student achievement and teacher excellence in math and science employing creative strategies to engage and inspire students.  

Currently, Supervisors Carole Groom and Warren Slocum Co-Chair the Math and Science Workgroup and Innovation programs. The workgroup continues to encourages collaborations between the County, Cities, schools and businesses to build a strong workforce responsive to changes and demands in STEM innovation.

Funding Alert

  1. 2017-18 STEM Out-of-School Grants funds afterschool and summer hands-on STEM activities for County of San Mateo youth (3rd-8th grade) to explore STEM careers and build 21st Century workforce skills.  Expanding STEM opportunities for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields at a young age. 

  2. Math and Science Teacher Innovation Grants funds 3rd-6th County of San Mateo teacher's STEM projects for the classroom or afterschool programs.

Interested applicants will be required to register with Public Purchase to apply for these grants.

STEM Program Highlights