How Can You Support The Foundation?

It’s easy! To sponsor or make a donation, simply choose to Sponsor the Foundation or Sponsor a Program below and click on the "I would like to sponsor" button at the bottom of the page! Each level of sponsorship lists the recognition your company or organization would receive in return.

Why Sponsor STEM Education?

Sponsor the Foundation

Sponsor a Program

By sponsoring the NorCal STEM Education Foundation or one of our Programs, you will be sponsoring achievement and encouraging excellence among our region's pre-college scientists, technical and mathematical experts and engineers.

 

The Foundation offers numerous sponsorship opportunities, with increasing benefits to your organization at each level. You can make a difference in your community as you achieve your marketing, branding, and public relation goals by selecting one of our sponsorship options.

STEM is all around you! From your iPhone (Technology) to your allergy medicine (Science) that you take before driving to work over Sacramento’s Tower Bridge (Engineering) to budgeting for your groceries for dinner (Math), STEM is a part of everyday life! We need to engage and expose our students to inquiry-based activities to get the gears in their heads to turn and connect career pathways to their interests.

 

The New Standards. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), to be fully implemented in California in 2016, focus on hands-on, student-driven, inquiry-based project learning that involves cross-curricular collaboration among teachers and peer-to-peer learning opportunities for students*. A major focus of NGSS is how it ties to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English/Language Arts. Many teachers in the Northern California region are struggling with this shift in curriculum; the NorCal STEM Education Foundation reaches out to assist these teachers in a multitude of ways.

 

Guiding students through a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) project can be one way of meeting the diverse requirements of NGSS. Students’ participation in our regional fair is an opportunity for collaboration across curriculum. The Professional Development offered by the Foundation focuses on how to shift curriculum to satisfy NGSS simply. Many of our resources and partnerships provide outlets for free or low-cost materials for students and teachers.

*Read more about the Next Generation Science Standards at: www.nextgenscience.org.

 

Building the Workforce. In 2011, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science Assessment Report published their results which illustrated the lack of career-ready STEM professionals that the United States educational system was producing , with California as a whole ranking in 34th place . The United States Department of Commerce estimates that by 2018, the United States will have 1.2 million unfilled jobs in the science, technology, engineer, and math (STEM) fields because the workforce will not possess the necessary skills or interest to fill them —this in a country with a 7 percent unemployment rate . In Sacramento County, the 2013 STAR test results show that 54.7% of 11th grade students are at the basic level, or below, of knowledge in end-of-course science, with the surrounding Northern California counties following suit . Thus, K-12 STEM learning has risen to the forefront of educational issues. Without a basic foundation in science, technology, engineering or math, students are not prepared to pursue degrees and careers in STEM.

 

Our Commitment to Change.  Our mission is to inspire and engage students to become interested in pursuing scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) degrees and careers. Our mission is fulfilled through our educational programs and the resources we offer the Northern California community. “Research claims that students’ engagement in authentic informal educational activities in their early years enhances their interest in STEM” , precisely why the Foundation offers programs to students in 5th-11th grades. Through grassroots efforts, the Foundation has grown to become a now 12 county STEM educational foundation that provides programs and gathers resources for the entire region.

**All recognition that takes place at an event will be at the annual Sacramento Regional STEM Fair or the College & Career Expo held concurrently. Any sponsor recognition on the website will remain for the entirety of our fiscal year.

Platinum Sponsorship - $20,000 and up

  • Opportunity to give 2-minute welcome message at Awards Ceremony
  • Opportunity to put “swag” in each registered student goodie bag
  • Opportunity for a monthly ad in The Beaker to run for 12 months
  • Company name acknowledged in the e-newsletter, the Beaker, delivered electronically to all participants, business partners and partnering organizations
  • Company banner displayed in the Awards Ceremony auditorium (banner must be provided by company/organization)
  • Verbal recognition during Award Ceremony
  • Full-page ad in event program
  • Active link from our web site to your home page
  • Opportunity to exhibit at College & Career Expo for no registration fee
    • Promotional booth at which you can demonstrate company products/processes
  • Company name and logo in event program
  • Company name and logo on sponsors’ billboard list at entrance to the event
  • Company name and logo, indicating platinum sponsor, on the website

Gold Sponsor- $10,000-19,999

  • Opportunity to host one ad in The Beaker (month of own choosing).
  • Company name acknowledged in the e-newsletter, the Beaker, delivered electronically to all participants, business partners and partnering organizations
  • Company banner displayed in the Awards Ceremony auditorium (banner must be provided by company/organization)
  • Verbal recognition during Awards Ceremony
  • 1/2 page ad in event program
  • Active link from our web site to your home page
  • Opportunity to exhibit at College & Career Expo for no registration fee
    • Promotional booth at which you can demonstrate company products/processes
  • Company name and logo in event program
  • Company name and logo on sponsors’ billboard list at entrance to event
  • Company name and logo, indicating gold sponsor , on the website

Silver Sponsor- $5,000-9,999

  • ¼ page ad in event program
  • Active link from our website to your home page
  • Opportunity to exhibit at College & Career Expo for no registration fee
    • Promotional booth at which you can demonstrate company products/processes
  • Company name and logo in event program
  • Company name and logo on sponsors’ billboard list at entrance to event
  • Company name and logo, indicating silver sponsor, on the website

Bismuth Sponsor- $1,000-4,999

  • Opportunity to exhibit at College & Career Expo for no registration fee
    • Promotional booth at which you can demonstrate company products/processes
  • Company name and logo in event program
  • Company name and logo on sponsors’ billboard list at entrance to event
  • Company name and logo, indicating bismuth sponsor, on the website

Category Sponsor $500

  • Selected STEM category identified in program and on stage at Awards Ceremony as “presented by (company name)”
  • Possible opportunity for a company representative to assist in presentation of awards on stage during Ceremony
  • Company name and logo, indicating category sponsor, on the website

Friends of the Foundation - < $500

  • Name recognition on website and in event program

Sponsor the Mentoring Program at a Local School.

Please contact us today to find out how to sponsor a local school of your choice! Sponsorship amounts differ dependent upon many factors. Click here to send us a message!

Sponsor the STEM Fair.

Please contact us today to find out how to sponsor any of the items below! Sponsorship amounts differ dependent upon many factors. Click here to send us a message!

Non-Food Sponsorships

Reusable Bag Sponsor:

Help students commemorate the event!

Equipment Sponsor:

Sponsor the equipment needed to make the Fair possible!

T-shirt Sponsor:

Help students identify judges at the Fair with a t-shirt!

Photography/Videography Sponsor:

Sponsor the photography and videography for the event!

Transportation Sponsor:

Sponsor the buses for students to attend the Fair!

Entertainment Sponsor:

Sponsor the entertainment for the fun-filled event!

Venue Sponsor:

Sponsor the location for this years' Fair and Expo!

Awards Sponsor:

Provide the awards for the students who place at the Fair!

Food Sponsorships

Breakfast Sponsor:

Sponsor breakfast for judges and general volunteers.

Student Breakfast Sponsor:

Sponsor a breakfast for the students to start their day.

Coffee Sponsor:

Sponsor coffee served to judges Saturday morning.

Judge's Dinner Sponsor:

Sponsor the dinner served at the Judge's Orientation.

Lunch Sponsor:

Sponsor the lunch provided to students and volunteers.

Beverage Sponsor:

Everyone gets thirsty! Sponsor the beverages at the event.

Student Snack Sponsor:

Sponsor a snack for students and volunteers.

Sponsor the College & Career Expo with a "Presenting" Sponsorship:

The Expo will be listed as "presented by" your organization.  Your organization or company will be provided 5 event spaces for no registration fee, your organization's name & logo associated with the Expo event in all promotional and event materials and on the website, and a 1/2 page ad in the program or marketing equivalent.

Sponsor a STEM Series.

Please contact us today to find out how to sponsor a STEM Series at a local school of your choice! Sponsorship amounts differ dependent upon many factors. Click here to send us a message!

 

I would like to Sponsor!

 

Contributions to the NSE Foundation are Tax Deductible --

Tax ID #91-2169205

For additional information contact Nadia Compton, Director at (916) 441-3150 or ncompton@sacstemfair.org

Contacts

455 Capitol Mall, Suite 500 Sacramento, CA 95814

P: (916) 441.3150

F: (916) 442.4182

sacSTEMfair@sacSTEMfair.org

Our Mission

The mission of the NorCal STEM Education Foundation is to inspire and engage students to become interested in pursuing scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) degrees and careers.

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