Youth Conference

USMETS Newsroom

USMETS organization is proud to present the 2015 USMETS STEM Exchange Youth Conference, featuring presentations and demos aiming at helping young students to cultivate an appreciation of STEM education.

The conference scheduled for Friday July 17 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in Newark, NJ will address both the need of exposing young students to career in STEM and also the importance of broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM related career. In order for the U.S. to remain globally competitive, one million more STEM baccalaureates are needed in the next ten years (President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2012)

Although jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics are on the rise, women, Latinos, and African- American show little interest in pursuing STEM careers. Fewer than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. And barely 1 in 10 actual engineers are women.

This conference seeks to:

  • Encourage young students' interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Inspire young students to excel in STEM and to become science and technology leaders
  • Motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology

USMETS is welcoming the help of businesses, nonprofits or individuals who have an education, entrepreneurship or innovation background for this program. To find out how you can get involved or to register for program updates, e-mail

Prospective Sponsors

Please contact the Development Office at (973) 592-5135 or e-mail for information about sponsorship opportunities for this conference.

About Math Engineering Technology Science Exchange (USMETS)

USMETS is America's emerging organization for STEM readiness, Entrepreneurship, Career Development and Economic Empowerment for under-served, underrepresented and at-risk youth. USMETS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring young people to become science and technology leaders by creating, administering and engaging them in programs that help them discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.