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NCSSS schools give students a competitive edge

The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) includes member schools (high schools), many ranked as the best in the country, along with affiliate members (colleges, universities, summer programs, foundations, and corporations), that share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education. Read more...


STEM Resources

Browse helpful resources including camps, STEM programs and more for students and parents interested in STEM education.

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STEM Events

2020 Professional Conference
Nov. 3-6, 2020 | Virtual

2021 Leadership Summit
Jan. 22-24, 2021 | University of Texas-Dallas

Student Mental Wellness Summit 2021
March 25-26, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

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Affiliate Membership includes the following types that have demonstrated an interest in and support for the Consortium:

  1. Colleges and universities       
  2. Summer programs 
  3. Governmental agencies 
  4. Associations and nonprofit organizations


  • An electronic copy of the NCSSS Journal
  • Online profile of your organization or school in the NCSSS Directory. You may include information about your STEM initiatives.
  • Reduced registration fees for the annual Professional Conference
  • Opportunity to submit articles to the journal and/or online eNews articles
  • Member log-in for
  • Unique access to the top STEM secondary schools in the country
  • Access to members-only programs and service offerings
  • 50% off College Fair Table if registered by Sept. 15 (College/University)
  • 50% off Exhibitor Table ($2,500) if registered by Sept. 15 (Association/Non Profit)

Membership Dues

Affiliate Member dues are $650/year or $1,200/two years.

Application Process

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If you have any questions about the application process or status, please contact Beth Hartgen, Director of Membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-643-0830.

NCSSS Membership Committee
P.O. Box 151738
Chevy Chase, MD 20825

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Affiliate Members

Associations and Nonprofits

Radcademy - American Society of Radiologic Technologists

STEM Ed Coalition

Colleges and Universities

California Institute of Technology
Harvey Mudd College

Florida Institute of Technology
New College of Florida
University of Miami

Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Kansas State University

Center For Gifted Studies- Western Kentucky University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Olin College of Engineering
Smith College

Carleton College

Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
Saint Louis University

New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Rochester

Case Western Reserve University

Randolph College

The STEM Edge

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