growSTEM | Black & Veatch
Sustainability and Citizenship


We’re committed to equipping the next generation of problem solvers with the skills they need to tackle complex challenges and dream big.


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.

Operation Breakthrough

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.

Black & Veatch serves as the CAPS Network Engineering Champion. This program brings experiential learning to the classroom for students by partnering them with community and business interests. 

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. Contact for more information.

Black & Veatch teams with Kansas City PBS's education department to provide STEM mentoring sessions to fifth graders in Kansas City-area elementary schools.

    Black & Veatch also works closely with Operation Breakthrough to provide STEM education resources, advisors, and volunteers to some of the most vulnerable parts of Kansas City.

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