Our mission is to prepare and motivate students in grades 4-12,
with a specific focus on under-represented minorities and girls, to enter college and complete a degree in engineering or other stem related fields of study.
FAME, Inc., was established in 1976 as one of the nation's FIRST non-profit STEM organizations, long before the STEM acronym became globally recognized. FAME was also one of the FIRST STEM organizations uniquely serving girls and under-represented minorities.
FAME - Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering - was formed by the DuPont company to address the lack of women, African American, Hispanic and Native American engineers and scientists in the industry. Since its inception, FAME has served over 6,800 students with a nationally recognized curriculum. The organization acts as a direct link to industry leaders, with FAME students enjoying such benefits as internships, scholarships, and rare opportunities to interact with top executives, engineers, scientists, and technology specialists at Fortune 500 organizations, many of whom are themselves alumni of FAME.
Today, FAME's Board of Directors, Executive Staff and Faculty continue to partner with corporations, schools and universities to expand their curriculum and reach an ever-widening pool of students.
The STEMulate® Change initiative is introduced.
National Robotics Day
in Delaware, annually introducing students
and the community to
global robotics and innovation.
FAME begins statewide service by announcing
partnership with DSU
to offer on-campus
FAME celebrates 25+ years partnering with UD College of Engineering and continues to
provide colleges and universities with the next generation of
innovators and qualified citizens in the workforce.
FAME hits major
milestone with 2,500
FAME, Inc. formed by DuPont Co. to address
lack of women, African American, Hispanic and Native American engineers and scientists in the industry