The natural sparks of creativity and curiosity inside every student are key to empowering the next generation of bold thinkers, leaders, and skilled STEM professionals. Innovation At Play provides equitable learning resources celebrating the power of play to engage students from every background in the life-changing careers of tomorrow. Join us as we equip students nationwide with the problem-solving tools needed to build lifelong success.

About the Partners

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. With a commitment to solutions that help customers and communities build a better world, and a history of innovation dating back over 100 years, Caterpillar has become the largest global presence in the industries it serves. The Caterpillar Foundation is dedicated to creating the human, natural, and basic services infrastructure needed to advance sustainable progress and improve living standards worldwide. 

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Learning Undefeated is driving race and gender equity in STEM through experiential and deep-impact learning experiences for students from under resourced communities. Best known for its fleet of traveling STEM laboratories, Learning Undefeated’s flagship STEM education program has prepared more than 1.3 million K-12 students for STEM careers since 2003, through hands-on content exploration, game-based learning, summer camps, and talent development programs. In 2022, Learning Undefeated’s shipping container based Drop Anywhere Lab won the Best of STEM Awards in the Social Impact: Promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category. Learning Undefeated also operates several other celebrated STEM education programs including custom curriculum development and STEM disaster recovery education.

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Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners.

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Additional resources (STEM Careers Coalition)


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