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  • TEACHERS
    can post projects, recruit and communicate with STEM professionals/volunteers to support projects. See more
  • STEM PROFESSIONALS
    can use NLN to find projects that need your expertise. See more
  • VOLUNTEERS
    without STEM expertise are needed as well to help local teachers facilitate their projects. See more
  • ORGANIZATIONS
    can promote their participation is NLN, share resources, and post events to our network. See more

WHAT IS NATIONAL LAB NETWORK (NLN)?

NLN is a national initiative that connects K-12 teachers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals to bring hands-on learning experiences to students in all 50 states. See more

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When a teacher posts a project request on NLN, our e-matching platform connects them with STEM professionals who are interested in the project. See active projects.

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NATIONAL LEADERS SUPPORT NLN

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  • newsom
    San Francisco and California as a whole have been at the fore of innovation for generations. Part...

    Gavin Newsom
    Mayor of San Francisco

  • strickland
    “Our commitment to STEM education is one of the most important investments we can make, not...

    Ted Strickland
    Governor of Ohio

  • leroy
    As an astronaut and engineer, I am very excited about National Lab Day! Inspiring the next genera...

    Leroy Chiao, Ph.D.
    Astronaut

  • Reiss
    I am honored to join with National Lab Day to highlight the important work and the fantastic volu...

    Bonnie Reiss
    California Secretary of Education

  • gudonis
    “FIRST supports National Lab Day as a way to get the word out that our nation needs more yo...

    Paul Gudonis
    President, FIRST

  • rendell
    “Kids learn by doing. We all remember the first time we added baking soda to a beaker of vi...

    Edward G. Rendell
    Pennsylvania Governor

  • Ride
    “National Lab Day is exactly the type of initiative our country needs. I run a program, cal...

    Dr. Sally Ride
    Astronaut

  • katehi
    The future innovation and competitiveness of our state and nation are critically dependent upon i...

    Linda P.B. Katehi
    Chancellor, UC Davis

  • Biggeneau
    I am pleased to express UC Berkeley’s support for National Lab Day. Exposing children to di...

    Robert J. Birgeneau
    Chancellor, UC Berkeley

  • balmer
    We all have a vested interest in advancing our country’s proficiency in the disciplines of ...

    Steve Ballmer
    CEO of Microsoft

  • governator
    “I completely support National Lab Day and STEM Education. This is a terrific movement that...

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • yudof
    “The future is in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We have a long ways to ...

    Mark G. Yudof
    President, University of California

  • reed
    “Here in Silicon Valley, we have an opportunity and responsibility to shape the next genera...

    Chuck Reed
    San Jose Mayor

  • Blumenthal
    National Lab Day is an opportunity for us to impress upon our students the importance of STEM edu...

    George Blumenthal
    Chancellor, UC Santa Cruz

  • northrup
    I enthusiastically support National Lab Day as an important way to underscore the importance of s...

    Christiane Northrup, M.D
    OB/GYN physician, and visionary pioneer in women's health

  • Snyderman
    “This may be one of the most important times in history to invest in our students and their...

    Nancy L. Snyderman, MD
    NBC News Chief Medical Editor

  • fox
    By educating and inspiring tomorrows leaders in science, technology, engineering and math, we rea...

    Marye Anne Fox
    Chancellor, UC San Diego

  • bartz
    Science and technology have long been cornerstones of America’s economy and spirit of innov...

    Carol A. Bartz
    President and CEO - Yahoo!

  • johnson
    National Lab Day is an on-going opportunity for scientists and community members to inspire our s...

    Mayor Kevin Johnson
    Sacramento

  • Granholm
    National Lab Day is paving the way for our county’s future leaders. This significant initi...

    Jennifer M. Granholm
    Governor of Michigan

  • white
    Exposure to the wonders of science, engineering, and mathematics opens up whole new vistas for ou...

    Timothy P. White
    Chancellor, UC Riverside

  • ritter
    I have consistently advocated for Colorado to offer science, technology, engineering and math (ST...

    Bill Ritter
    Governor of Colorado

  • hill
    Now more than ever we need to support STEM education,” said Assemblymember Jerry Hill. “As globa...

    California Assembly member Jerry Hill, Chair, Assembly Select Committee on Biotechnology
    19th District

  • bolden
    National Lab Day has the potential to build communities of support that increase access for bette...

    Charles Bolden
    NASA Administrator

  • Quinn
    “Supporting our next generation of leaders and innovators will strengthen the national econ...

    Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn

  • cooper
    An innovative program like National Lab Day that encourages STEM education in youth is crucial fo...

    Patricia Cooper
    Executive Director, California Biotechnology Foundation

  • grant
    When young people have the chance to put math and science theory into practice, you can literally...

    Jodi Grant
    Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

  • lee
    “Technological innovation has been key to our country’s success. To maintain our abi...

    Aileen Lee
    Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

  • perdue
    Science, technology, engineering and math education are critical to our goal to prepare every stu...

    Beverley Eaves Perdue
    Governor of North Carolina

  • O'malley
    “As we prepare to meet the greatest challenges we face in this increasingly connected and i...

    Martin O'Malley
    Governor of Maryland

  • CReed
    “What a great idea to have a National Lab Day, where we can get our students involved with ...

    Charles B. Reed
    Chancellor, The California State University

  • howard
    Wisdom is the practical application of knowledge, and insight is the ability to look into a situa...

    Terrance Howard
    Actor

  • ramsey
    “Tomorrow’s innovators are today’s young people,” said Rey Ramsey, Presid...

    Rey Ramsey
    CEO, Tech Net

  • hunt
    “Students really need to ‘do science.’ I enthusiastically endorse National Lab...

    James B. Hunt
    Former Governor of North Carolina

  • holdren
    We wouldn’t teach football from a textbook. It is even more important that America’s ...

    John P. Holdren
    Science adviser to President Obama

  • Schiavelli
    As the only science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-focused comprehensive univers...

    Dr. Mel Schiavelli
    President, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

  • castellani
    President Obama’s announcement underscores the importance of science and math education in ...

    John J. Castellani
    President of the Business Roundtable

  • torlakson
    As a former Math and Science teacher, I am excited about National Lab Day. This encourages our st...

    Tom Torlakson
    California State Assembly
    11th District

  • Peter Davis
    We must continue to strengthen our commitment to education in the fields of science, technology, ...

    Peter C. Davis
    President
    McGraw-Hill Education

  • riley
    “Practical, hands-on experiences in the science and technology fields help prepare students...

    Richard Riley
    Secretary of Education under President Clinton

  • eastin
    “America has such a proud history of exploration, discovery and research that has changed t...

    Delaine Eastin
    Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • spelling
    “Inspiring our future scientists and engineers will help encourage them to study science an...

    Margaret Spellings
    Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush

  • drake
    “STEM education is extremely important for preparing people and training people to get the ...

    Michael V. Drake
    Chancellor, UC Irvine

  • Hellmann
    “Biomedical science is on the cusp of tremendous advances that have emerged from the genomi...

    Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH
    Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco

  • Holness
    As our nation looks to implement goals related to energy use and climate change we will need to a...

    Gordon V.R. Holness
    President
    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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