NSTC Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education

The Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education (CoSTEM) was established in 2011 as called for by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010.  The purpose of the CoSTEM is to coordinate Federal programs and activities in support of STEM education.


  • France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Executive Secretary:

Organizational Members:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration


CoSTEM Sub-committees and Products

FC-STEM: Federal Coordination in STEM Education (Task Force)


Sub-Committees of the FC-STEM:

  • Broadening Participation in STEM (Interagency Working Group)
  • Computer Science for All (Interagency Working Group)
  • Engagement: Youth and Public Engagement in STEM (Interagency Working Group)
  • Grad Ed: Graduate STEM Education (Interagency Working Group)
  • P-12: Preschool-12th Grade STEM Education (Interagency Working Group)
  • Undergrad: Undergraduate STEM Education (Interagency Working Group)