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FORD STEM PROGRAM

Ford Motor Company places a great emphasis on STEM education and engagement. In addition to supporting initiatives such as FIRST Robotics and the SAE International: A World in Motion, we are dedicated to offering a diverse range of STEM experiences. These programs are designed to cultivate opportunities for both passionate students and educators alike. Our ultimate goal is to ignite a passion for STEM in young individuals and showcase Ford as a technology-driven company that offers rewarding and fulfilling career paths in STEM fields.

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WHAT IS STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We have supported STEM education and programs for more than 20 years. Our goal is to get students interested in and inspired by STEM-related projects, to focus on activities that build relationships, and to engage in programs that provide mentorship opportunities.    

Ford STEM - Whether you're interested in a career in science, technology, math, or any of a variety of engineering specialties, you'll find an engaging STEM field to pursue at Ford Motor Company. Hear what these employees have to say about their unique journey with Ford, the cutting-edge projects they're involved with, and how they're making a difference every day.

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WHY FORD SUPPORTS STEM?

Ford wants to inspire students to pursue STEM-related education. As we transform into a technology company, our employees of the future will need to bring experience and expertise in STEM disciplines. With this talent in high demand, we want to attract top talent candidates.

A Ford STEM employee working with a robot

FORD STEM EMPLOYEE STORIES

Want to learn more about Ford STEM careers at Ford? Hear directly from some of our employees.

FORD STEM PROGRAMS


Ford provides several STEM programs, both in combination with external partners and through the company directly. We aim to offer a robust set of opportunities to be engaged in STEM-related activities. 

FIRST ROBOTICS – FRC TEAM MENTORING AND SPONSORSHIPS


Competition teams design, program, and build a robot to play in a themed head-to-head challenge
     FIRST Robotics Competition | FIRST (firstinspires.org)

SAE INTERNATIONAL - A WORLD IN MOTION


An inquiry-based STEM learning experience, combining practical, hands-on learning and mentorship
     Education - Learn - SAE International - A World in Motion (PreK-12)

FORAGE – VIRTUAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND DIGITAL JOB SIMULATIONS FREE OPEN-ACCESS AND SELF-PACED


EV engineering simulations delve into the design, development, and manufacturing of electric vehicles, while the Digital simulations focus on the software development that powers the insights behind the vehicles
     Ford - Job Simulations - Forage (theforage.com)

THE HENRY FORD - INVENTION CONVENTION


Innovation learning program, curriculum and pitch competition with over 178,000 K-12 student inventors worldwide
     Invention Convention Michigan for Students K-12 (thehenryford.org)

ENGINEERING SOCIETY OF DETROIT – GIRLS IN ENGINEERING ACADEMY


Focuses on the whole person by integrating STEM learning with a student-centered, hands-on, and project-based approach
     ESD Girls in Engineering Academy – Engineering Society of Detroit

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY – SUMMER PROGRAM: NON-TECHNICAL TEACHER BOOTCAMP


Non-technical educators learn to incorporate microelectronics and robotics activities into the classroom
     Teacher Bootcamps | University of Detroit Mercy (udmercy.edu)

FORD CURRENT AND RETIRED EMPLOYEES – INTERESTED IN MENTORING STUDENTS OR OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STEM PROGRAMS?


Contact STEM@ford.com or Ford Volunteer Corps: Ford Volunteer Corps (sharepoint.com)

STEM INTERNSHIPS


The Ford STEM Office Internships for both high school and college students have been discontinued for 2024. However, Ford Motor Company continues to offer internships in multiple areas. They are posted on our Careers site: https://corporate.ford.com/careers/programs/students-and-recent-graduates.html around late summer/early fall. Please review this site periodically for updates. 

CONTACT US

 

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