CTEq has developed a variety of resources around STEM education, including data, research, and philanthropic best practices. 

Vital Signs

Vital Signs features thousands of data points on STEM education that are not available elsewhere, including a national overview as well as reports for each state and the District of Columbia, and connects you to solutions making a difference in STEM education. Vital Signs also offers a closer look at certain data sets in a series of briefs and infographics.

Learn more about Vital Signs.


STEMworks is a database of STEM learning programs that have been independently evaluated against a rigorous rubric, including four Ready-to-Scale Programs that have been deemed to be “ready-to-scale” nationwide.  Every STEM program included in STEMworks has met CTEq’s rigorous Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy.

Learn more about STEMworks.

STEM Salons

STEM Salons offer discussion around timely topics that impact STEM teaching and learning. These informal events feature business, education, non-profit, community, and policy leaders who provide invaluable perspectives on STEM learning and engage the audience in thought-provoking discussions.


STEMbeats blog is the voice for STEM learning, offering insightful research and fun facts. Browse and search for topics like computer science, historical STEM moments and everything in between. Be sure to check out our infographics!

CTEq CEO Linda P. Rosen is also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post as the voice of the business community in the STEM conversation. 


STEMtistics are designed to help you make the case for STEM learning and literacy.  They cover a variety of topics (from girls in STEM to jobs and the workforce to minorities in engineering, and more!) and include timely data to guide the STEM conversation.

Work-Based Learning: An Employer's Guide

Businesses in every industry need workers with strong STEM skills, but employers often struggle to find these workers. One critical way to help bridge the STEM skills gap: supporting work-based learning opportunities for students during the K-12 years. This guide is aimed at helping employers understand the ins and outs of work-based learning—and how to make it successful for businesses and students alike.

Business Leader’s Guide

Business Leader’s Guide to Mobilizing State Action on STEM provides information and practical advice about effective strategies to support states in promoting sound STEM policies.  This guide is written for business leaders who are committed to STEM, but relatively new to engagement and advocacy at the state level.

Get the Business Leader’s Guide

High Standards, High Expectations

The business community values high standards and expectations for all students. Learn more about what this means for your community; learn how to refute common misconceptions about new higher standards in states; and download talking points that can help make the case for high standards and ensure student success.