Within the educational funding area, the Samueli Foundation’s top priorities are to:

  • Promote excellence in the field of engineering in higher education, primarily in Southern California
  • Provide all students access to quality education

STEM Learning

A particular focus of the Samueli Foundation’s work in the education arena is to stimulate interest in preK-12 students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) coursework, research, and careers through integration of technology and innovative teaching methods. Today, much of this work is being carried out through deep involvement locally with the Orange County STEM Initiative and nationally and globally through the STEM Funders Network and the STEM Ecosystems Initiative . These efforts were born through the dedication and collaboration of thought leaders around the concepts developed at the STEM Summit in 2010 and STEM Learning is Everywhere Convocation in 2014. To learn more about these milestone events, more information and summary reports are available at the links provided below: