growSTEM | Black & Veatch
Sustainability and Citizenship


Equipping young people with the critical reasoning skills necessary to solve the energy, water and communications problems of the future.


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is more important than ever, given an estimated $40 trillion is needed for global infrastructure solutions over the next 30 years. Black & Veatch continues its longstanding commitment to students through the growSTEM initiative.

Our growSTEM activities are a cornerstone of the Black & Veatch Foundation and contribute meaningfully to our efforts across multiple themes of our Sustainability and Citizenship strategy.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

We partner with the KC STEM Alliance to promote STEM education and help support Project Lead the Way. Black & Veatch provides mentors and speakers, and our professionals participate on advisory boards.

The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at the Johnson County Central Resource Library includes free access to 3-D printers, a robotics kit, a soldering and electronics workbench, equipment for audio and video recording and editing, and specially trained librarians to help guide visitors.

As the Museum at Prairiefire’s Global STEM Partner, Black & Veatch and the museum create opportunities for interactive, STEM-based experiences. The partnership creates awareness of global career paths in engineering and science. 

We're a member of WISE, which enables and energizes people to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK’s STEM workforce, from classroom to boardroom.

Black & Veatch participates in Future City, a project-based learning experience for middle school students. We mentor FIRST Robotics teams, helping students compete in an international high school robotics contest that fosters project management and communication skills.

The Explorer Post is a program sponsored by Black & Veatch as part of Learning for Life of Kansas City. The program exposes 14-to-19-year-old students who are interested in STEM to the various disciplines of engineering through presentations, hands-on activities, engineering tours, and community service events supported by Black & Veatch. Check out the registration application and activity schedule.

Black & Veatch teams with KCPT Channel 19’s education department to provide STEM mentoring sessions to fifth graders in Kansas City-area elementary schools.

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