F. Joseph Merlino

    President
    The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education

    The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education is an independent, non-profit, federally tax exempt organization funded through federal, state and school district contracts to advance literacy and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by partnering with institutions of higher education, economic development entities, other non-profits and school districts.

    We are the largest R&D and action organization focusing on STEM in the mid-Atlantic region.

    21PSTEM has 16 employees and dozen of associates who provide educational research and large scale project management expertise to improve student learning in STEM K-12 through 2 and 4 years college.

    We currently manage projects in over 200 schools as part of projects funded by the National Science Foundation, (NSF); Institute of Education Science (IES), and school district contracts.