Andrew B. Raupp, 33

Executive Director

Andrew B. Raupp, 33Andrew and his team at have worked on the successful rebranding of a global education movement, while working with over 142,500 disconnected youth from public, private and charter schools in over 27 countries. The widely used acronym "STEM" refers to 4 different academic disciplines that serve as the foundation for many innovative global industries, including: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education refers to teaching and learning in these fields and includes educational activities across all grade levels, from pre-school to post-doctorate, in both formal and informal settings. Originally referred to as "SMET," the name was changed thanks to the strategic marketing, policy development, community outreach and IP positioning of, who played a critical role in the reshaping and proliferation of STEM throughout the postindustrial Midwest. Today, organizations from General Motors to Microsoft recognize the STEM acronym and have built company-wide initiatives to help prepare students for tomorrow's workforce.

Andrew and his team are at the forefront of the STEM/STEAM education movement. Among their many accomplishments is the development of the world's leading STEM credentialing program (for programs, products & people), public-private partnerships (PPP's) with government agencies & corporations to promote STEM education in developing nations and an award-winning, emerging sector apprenticeship program series. has received international recognition for its work. Most recently, it has been awarded both the MichBusiness Excellence In Education Award and was named 101 Brightest & Best Companies To Work For!  Andrew has received Congressional Recognition and was selected as an Emerging Leader by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


The information presented here was accurate as of January 2014.