The Science Coach mission is to support diverse 6th – 12th grade students and teachers to experience the excitement of authentic research.

We believe the research innovation process is the best tool to excite, prepare and empower all STEM students to change the world.

Our vision is to empower generations to change the world by:

Asking why

Discovering why

Connecting why

Communicating why

Science Coach exists to give diverse 6th-12th graders a transformative opportunity to become STEM professionals by experiencing success completing authentic research and engineering innovation.

How Science Coach Supports Equity in STEM

  1. Respect for Students’ Lived Experiences: We support student autonomy and empower student voice and choice in the projects they pursue.
  2. Personal Relevance: Students pursue learning about a topic they care about and is personally relevant.
  3. Representation: Student-facing curriculum disrupts stereotypes by including 85% traditionally marginalized persons in science (scientists of color and women).
  4. Educator Training: Teachers receive initial and ongoing training on stereotypes, implicit bias, and how to recruit and retain STEM students of color.
  5. Increase Access: Both synchronous and asynchronous materials and Science Coach programs are available to students across the country; urban, suburban and rural, public, private and home schooled. Students can elect to participate on their own, they do not need the permission of a school.
  6. Mentorship and Engagement: Students are mentored by and engage with industry professionals to help expand their networks and build social capital and experience.
  7. Universal Design Features: Student online curriculum includes accessibility support for students with disabilities such as the ability to print pages.


“The Science Coaching program has provided my students the resources necessary to conduct science fair projects and has helped me be a better teacher.”
– Ben Martin

“Being a Science Coach has been a very rewarding experience. I feel much more confident and knowledgeable about helping my students achieve success when doing independent research. Many of my students have won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Mastodon Art/Science Regional Fair as well as special awards ranging from scholarships to the opportunity to apply for additional science fairs, including the International Science and Engineering Fair. ”
– Amy Kimbrell, High School Science Teacher and Science Coach, Crystal City, MO.