In today’s global economy, STEM skills are critical to success. That's why we invest both locally where our largest U.S. operations are based and nationally in proven programs that help students acquire the STEM skills they need to succeed. Read on to learn more about Freeport-McMoRan's commitment to mine a successful future with STEM and to utilize the many free STEM resources available through these initiatives.
Annually, we invest almost $2 million in K-12 STEM education (primarily in AZ, CO, NM, and TX) through programs which improve teacher quality and confidence, improve student interest, achievement and outcomes in STEM disciplines, and inspire students to pursue STEM post-secondary degrees, technical certifications, and careers. Learn more.
STEM Teacher Development
To date, we have pledged $6 million to support STEM teacher development in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico as part of 100kin10, a multi-sector effort to prepare, deploy and support 100,000 excellent STEM teachers in the United States over the next 10 years. Learn more.
CHANGE THE EQUATION (CTEq) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, CEO-led business sector initiative to ensure that all students are STEM literate by collaborating with schools, communities, and states to adopt and implement excellent STEM policies and programs. Help us increase STEM literacy in your area with CTEq’s resources:
- STEMworks database - find STEM programs that maximize ROI for funders and make a real impact on students
- Vital Signs - get the most comprehensive STEM data by state
- iON FUTURE - find the STEM careers that best match your interests with this career exploration game powered by input from real STEM professionals
STEM Classroom Tools
Make STEM relevant by using classroom tools grounded in elements essential to students’ daily lives: Copper and Molybdenum
For more classroom resources spotlighting natural resources, minerals and mining, visit one of our partner sites: