National STEM Honor Society™ (NSTEM™) recognizes students who have a passion for and excel in STEM disciplines. NSTEM is focused on supporting the high school student’s desire to pursue a STEM related discipline at the completion of high school. The educational experience in high school lays the foundation for teens to develop skills that will be used in college/university and in their future career paths.
High School Members will:
- Get real world experience by participating in fundraising and community events, organizing and managing projects, working with diverse populations, interacting with local business leaders, and making presentations
- Be recognized for participation in after school or out-of-school STEM enrichment activities, such as summer camps, science museum lectures, STEM-related conferences, or STEM related jobs/internships
- Be members of a fun, collaborative, and STEM-focused honor society with other students who love the same subjects
- Have the opportunity to submit their projects to NSTEM for a chance to be chosen and awarded a spotlight feature in the NSTEM Newsletter that is sent to all NSTEM members
- An online storeopens in a new tabfor customizable marketing materials to promote your chapter and specialized NSTEM merchandise to ensure that your members look sharp
- Receive optional induction materials (e.g., a membership card, NSTEM pin, and NSTEM recognition certificate)
Your school will:
- Motivate students to reach their full academic potential in STEM subjects
- Become a desired school for STEM inclined students based on the unique role of NSTEM as a STEM honor society
- Inspire an interest in STEM subjects
- Gain recognition for STEM teacher and student achievement
- Provide an opportunity for the student/chapter to compete for the NSTEM Advisor/Chapter STEM Champion Award and the NSTEM Student-Led Project STEM Champion Award
- Provide an opportunity for the student to apply for NSTEM’s Extracurricular Activity Scholarship which assists those in financial need to attend a STEM extracurricular activity
- For high school seniors, provide an opportunity to apply for NSTEM’s College/University Scholarship which assists those in financial need to attend a college/university to pursue studies in STEM
How the program works:
- Membership fees are paid through credit card, check or Purchase Orders (PO’s). Please refer to our Payment Information
- Membership documentation is streamlined and outlined in Start a Chapter. Administrators have to complete the Initial Chapter Application and pay the annual membership fee. After that, the only thing needed to renew a membership is to pay the annual fee
- Chapter Advisors must upload a Student Roster and Chapter Bylaws by November 1
- The Chapter Advisor end-of-the-school-year duties and requirements are to fill out and submit the Annual Report form together with an updated Student Roster. Advisors also submit their order for NSTEM pins, cords, certificates, etc. 30 days prior to induction and awards ceremonies
- The school chapters who wish to be spotlighted can submit information about a program they offer or a project completed by student members. If chosen, the school will be featured in the NSTEM Newsletter
Eligibility requirements for high school members:
NSTEM has established minimum eligibility requirements for student members. The local chapters may increase those requirements if they wish. So consider whether your local chapter wishes to increase and/or add to the NSTEM minimum requirements. Please note that a local chapter may not impose minimum grades or requirements in non-STEM subjects.
A student who has not yet completed the required number of hours of academic curriculum or enrichment activities can join NSTEM as a provisional member for one year. This will allow the student to be a member of NSTEM while completing their hours.
Click here for NSTEM’s minimum eligibility requirements for high school school members.