Ensuring all students have an equal opportunity to high quality science and technology education regardless of their ethnicity, household income, or geographic location.
Motivating students to expand their knowledge and competence in science and technology and increase their insight into the investigative process by enabling them to “do” science through hands-on and inquiry-based exploration.
Nurturing students’ enthusiasm for science and technology.
Getting students interested in pursuing science and science-related careers.
Increasing community involvement in schools.
Providing recognition for outstanding achievement for both students and teachers. (From the state website)