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K-12 STEM Outreach

The STEM Education Partnership Program (MEPP) is a National Security Agency outreach program to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in kindergarten through twelfth grade. MEPP works with non-profit educational institutions to inspire students to pursue advanced studies of STEM subjects and promote awareness of career opportunities in STEM fields.

Much effort is concentrated on helping local area schools through four main programs listed below.

  • The MEPP Speakers Bureau: Speakers visit schools and present a variety of interactive STEM talks authored by NSA professionals.
  • School Partnerships: Continuing relationships are maintained between schools and volunteers who spend part of their work week providing tutoring, computer help, or STEM enrichment activities.
  • Science/STEM Fair Judges: NSA provides judges to local K-12 Science/STEM fairs.
  • Grants and Cooperative Agreements: NSA has a small, competitive grants program for STEM-related student programs and teacher development opportunities. Requests for proposals are sent to interested parties once a year. Contact us for information on how to apply.

Mailing Address

  • National Security Agency
  • 9800 Savage Rd., Suite 6637
  • Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6637

  • Telephone: 301-688-6214
  • Fax: 443-479-1193

  • Send us an e-mail