history

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. RELEASED:  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 engage in STEM learnging, explore STEM careers and build 21st Century workforce skills.  Grant was released May 9, 2017 and grant deadline is June 6, 2017 at 4pm.  This funding serves all youth, and expands STEM opportunities for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields at a young age. For more information regarding the grant view the STEM Out-of School page on this website. 

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

3. Here are instructions on how to register on Public Purchase to view open grants.

4. Math and Science Teacher Innovation Grants funds 3rd-6th County of San Mateo teacher's STEM

STEM Updates

Foster youth STEM camp
Eighteen foster youth learned coding, robotics, web design and more in a a multi-week STEM camp in San Carlos, CA provided through a collaborative partnership with Learningtech.org.
Creating a vivarium-STEM
Teacher Donna Hong was awarded a Math & Science Teacher Innovation grant which funds a project where students build three types of terrariums, a vivarium and build a classroom aquaponics garden.
Ignited Stanford Teacher Fellow
Bryan Nase investigates the antibacterial effects of silver nanoparticles on bacteria in a material science laboratory at Stanford University
Squishy circuit projects in STEM programs in South San Francisco
The City of South San Francisco offers STEM and math hands on activities that engage elementary youth to explore STEM topics and have the skills needed to be successful in STEM.