STEM Initiatives


Montana STEAM Database

Montana Afterschool Alliance has developed a statewide, searchable database of STEAM experiences, experts and materials available in Montana. The purpose of this database is to support high-quality STEAM programming and explore strategies to overcome barriers to resource access for out-of-school time programs. If you run or know of a STEAM program or organization in Montana that fits this description, please fill out this form and spread the word to colleagues across the state!


Million Girls Moonshot

MTAA is proud to be apart of the Million Girls Moonshot grant, which places an emphasis on inspiring girls to envision themselves as future innovators and increasing the quality of out-of-school STEM learning opportunities across underserved and underrepresented youth. MTAA hopes to utilize this grant to improve pathways for girls and Native students in Montana. Check out the amazing webinars, resources, and more made directly for afterschool STEM leaders!


Looking for STEM Resources for your Afterschool Program? Check Out the STEM Resources Page!


Small Town STEM

Funded through an NSF EPSCoR grant, Montana Afterschool Alliance has developed Small Town STEM as a means to serve communities of 2,500 or less throughout Montana. Currently, this cohort is serving seven communities and spans two Indian reservations. It is through this Small Town STEM initiative that MTAA strives to ensure all Montana youth have access to meaningful STEM experiences, regardless of location. For more information, contact MTAA!

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Covid-19 Response and Resources

In the midst of Covid-19, MTAA continues to advocate for access to engaging STEM learning opportunities for students. Explore this page for fun and exciting STEM resources relevant to your current needs!

Free Books & Resources | Daily Creativity Challenges | Code at Home Activities | Free Nature Learning Resources | 21st CCLC STEM Opportunities


STEM Summit 2019 Report

165 representatives from education, industry, non-profits and other institutions gathered at Montana State University to discuss how we can better collaborate to advance STEM learning in the state. The event was scheduled strategically between the Science Summer Institute (primarily for K-12 teachers) and the Montana Afterschool Alliance annual conference.

This report outlines various discussions and highlights the key takeaways on the status of STEM learning opportunities in Montana, including actionable goals to expand access to these resources across the state. Access the full STEM Summit 2019 Report here!

MTAA is working to collaborate with partners across the state to ensure Montana youth and afterschool programs have access to meaningful STEM experiences.


Looking for STEM resources for your program? Check out our STEM Resources Page, where you will find a variety of resources suited to your needs!