Our Impact

35 years of making a difference for students, teachers, schools and companies

3.3M

Local students impacted by Ignited STEM programs


53%

of students under-represented in STEM fields

3,768

753

Teacher experiences provided for grades K-16

Schools where teachers have shared their Ignited experiences

411

Companies, universities, government labs and foundations have supported Ignited

Classroom Results

After their experiences, we asked teachers about the impact of the program

Ignited Teachers   Evidence Effect of Teacher Experiences
Increase enthusiasm for teaching 4‑fold Decreased attrition for Ignited Teachers versus state and national averages Good teachers remain in schools
Expand capacity as teacher leaders 72% Ignited Teachers hold school / district leadership positions Industry experiences are shared within schools and districts
Improve teacher effectiveness 95% Ignited Teachers increased confidence in STEM teaching abilities Students learn more effectively
Encourage student engagement in and enthusiasm for STEM 100% Ignited Teachers report positive impact on student learning Students stay interested in STEM careers

Previous summer

Projects

See a small sample of the 3,741 summer projects we’ve supported since 1985

Program Impact Report

1985-2000

An external evaluation of Ignited’s programs for the first 15 years

Program Impact Report

2001-2012

An external evaluation of Ignited’s programs from the early 2000’s