" If America is to maintain our high standard of living, we must continue to innovate.  We are competing with nations many times our size.  We don't have a single brain to waste.  Math and science are the engines of innovation.  With these engines we can lead the world.  We must demystify math and science so that all students feel the joy that follows understanding." 

Dr. Micheal Brown, Director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas Texas


About STEM+C

The goal of STEM+C is to bring STEM+C (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Creativity) into classrooms across the Country.  Big projects inspired our Nation to do great things in the 1960’s during the Space Race.  STEM+C takes challenging projects into the classroom to anchor all areas of study to a common goal.  The Program is designed to inspire creativity, develop problem solving skills, critical thinking and bring awareness to the inter-relatedness of all things.

STEM+C uses hands-on projects to anchor STEM concepts to the teaching curriculum in the school.  Anchoring all areas of study to a common goal gives cross-relevance between subject matter.  This has proven to be very effective at enhancing critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

We have two teams engaged in community school districts.  Team North, represented by Paul Kaup is located in Spring Grove, IL.  Team South, represented by Scott Fitzgerald is located in Edwardsville, IL.

If you would like to enroll your school into one of our missions please contact:

Paul Kaup  (708) 359-5289

or email at prkaup@gmail.com



 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his thoughts about STEM in the U.S.A. and the history of Science.
Very informing and captivating talk.
The above video is sad but true.  The girls start to disengage in Junior High.
Very Sad....


STEM+C in the News             



May 2015 ...


April 2015 ... 
Jan-23-2014...ServoCity Blog by Scott Fitzgerald


Team South is the first to make the news in the new year!  Awesome project Scott! Click on the image for full article.


A T-Rex skull visits Spring Grove Elementary School

We are currently writing Teacher/Student workbooks for launching a Balloon to Near Space.  The first of the workbooks should be done by the first of the year.  They will be available for purchase here on our web-site.  We will be using the workbooks with all of our planned launch groups this spring 2014.  Going to be a fun and exciting Spring!

Here is our short blip in Popular Science magazine.

There will be an article in the December issue of Popular Science Magazine about our mission here at STEM+C.  Look forward to reading the article!

 Reach for the Stars has become "STEM+C".  STEM+C is our company name.  Scott and I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our mission.  This is your gateway to all of our current projects as well as past projects.  The mission of STEM+C is to bring project based learning into the classroom, with an emphasis on STEM + C (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Creativity).


We were extremely successful with our Rockethub campaign.  Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our success!





Katie and Blair Boggs
 Jim Deleon
 Polly Hall
Paul and Karen Kaup
Scott Fitzgerald
Vince Ojeda
Lara Minzey

Rusty Kaup

Annett and Dave Zimmer
Jim Stieve
Susan Stieve
Kathy Wilhite
Larry Davenport
Ruth and Matt Morris
The Minker Family
Liz and Dan Young
 Kimberly Cooley
Gene and Sandra Sylvies
Robert and Annette Schoeberle
Kim Osborn
Kris Miller
Alan and Amber Cawley
Kerry Gibson
Kelsey & Hayden Christiansen
Sandi Brunati
Vladimir Vukicevic
Kris and Shawnee Doherty
Nikki Hartnett
Mark Huebner
Gary and Rose Fitzgerald
Aron Pum
Joe and Julie Keim
Judy and Cliff Ortmeyer
Tony Spittler
Corry Regnier
Andrea Suhre
Jessie Hoerman
Kim Miller
Matt and Becky Johnson
Steph Arbogast Spann
Dave Kotloski
Carla Reid
Kate Stephenson
Diana speicher
Trish Oberweis
Stacy Gregory
Nancy Slater
 Team Hall
Patrick & Elise Rebmann
Nathan Zickuhr & Family
Nancy Webb
Rebecca Kottke
Candice Marquette
David Haase