JASON is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert D. Ballard. JASON provides curriculum and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for K-12 students, and high-quality professional development for teachers. JASON has been used successfully in a wide variety of formal and informal education environments.
Available online at jason.org, JASON’s award-winning curricula place students in challenging, real-world situations where they are connected with and mentored by leading STEM professionals.
Each comprehensive JASON Learning curriculum features print and digital materials, hands-on activities, videos and online games for students, as well as lesson plans, implementation tips, professional development and a powerful digital platform for educators. Live, interactive events throughout the year connect the JASON community with inspirational STEM role models, including renowned scientists and other experts who have pursued STEM careers.
JASON’s forward-thinking design ensures that each and every discrete curriculum component—every article, video, hands-on lab, and online game that comprises the multimedia curricular experience—is aligned with state and national standards. Independent research has validated the JASON approach to teaching and learning, showing that our programs significantly improve student outcomes, academic achievement, and attitudes toward STEM careers.