The Science Posse's goals were consistent with the goals of the National Science Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12).
The Posse's goal for the GK-12 graduate Fellows was for them develop transferable skills and to improve their graduate program outcomes.
The Posse goal for K-12 education was
To increase students' STEM literacy and interest in STEM careers.
To increase teachers' content knowledge in our target areas of water quality and energy.
The Posse's goals for graduate education at the University of Wyoming included:
- To integrate successful components of the G-K-12 program into all graduate programs at the University.
To develop, strengthen and sustain partnerships & collaborations among K-12 schools, UW and private industry.
The Posse also had a goal to find efficient and effective ways for UW and WY schools to use cyber infrastructure to support collaborative GK-12 efforts.