southeastern massachusetts STEM News and Events
Regional STEM Meetings - Register Today!
Join STEM stakeholders from the schools, government, industry, and community to find resources and develop plans to strengthen STEM programming in your region. Upcoming SE MA STEM Network regional meetings will take place:
- Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Cape Cod Community College - Register here for the February 13 meeting
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Weymouth High School - Register here for the February 25 meeting
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Jordan Jackson Elementary School, Mansfield - Register here for the March 5 meeting
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Old Rochester Regional High School - Register here for the March 25 meeting
Save the date for the STEM Resource Fair for Educators on May 21, 2014, at Bridgewater State University.
Stay tuned to the Petri Dish for updates and registration!
SE MA STEM Network Annual Meeting held October 16
More than 120 Southeastern Massachusetts educators and business people joined Congressman Joe Kennedy (via Skype) & DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester to discuss STEM Workforce and Education Alignment. STEM employment opportunities are not limited to PhDs. There are STEM jobs available to all, from high school graduates to certificate earners, to associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree holders. Attendees discussed and learned about the current state of "middle skills" STEM jobs, the opportunities and needs of STEM employers, and how to best prepare students for college and career readiness. The program was held on October 16 at the Brennan Middle School in Attleboro. Click here to view the complete program agenda.
STEM Resource Fair for Educators Attracted 300
More than 300 attendees and exhibitors came together at the SE MA STEM Network's first Resource Fair for Educators on May 23, 2013, at Bridgewater State University. Participants attended workshops such as "Using Marine Animal Rehabilitation to Support STEM Goals" and "Sports and Engineering" to walk away with inspiring STEM lessons to incorporate into the classroom. Attendees also learned about STEM resource providers such as the Green Schools Project, National Institutes for Health, and NOVA Education. Resource materials available from the SE MA STEM Network included our Corporate Partners program, our SE MA STEM Directory, how to establish a STEM Education in your community, and our STEM Career Exploration website.
Special thanks to STEM Resource Fair Sponsor:
Contact Us: Questions regarding the STEM Resource Fair for Educators may be directed to STEM Coordinator Katherine Honey, email@example.com, 508.316.1480
Don't Forget the Network's Resources...
Including our searchable SE MA STEM Directory (new listings -- PBS's NOVA Education and HarborOne U); our Corporate Partner program (with member companies Accurounds, HarborOne Credit Union, Lockheed Martin, MathWorks, MEDITECH, Sensata Technologies, U.S. Air Force, and Verizon), and our Career Exploration website for middle and high school students. All resources are available through this website.
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Southeast Region on Target for STEM Goals
A recent report from the UMASS Donohue Institute shows that the Southeast Region is currently on target to meet STEM goals set by the Commonwealth in terms of: interest in STEM majors among college-going public high school graduates; the percentage of all students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the MCAS math, science, and technology/engineering assessments; percentage of students who demonstrate readiness for college level study in STEM fields by taking four or more years of high school math and three or more years of high school science; and the number of students graduating from post-secondary institutions with a degree in a STEM field.
The Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network
A Resource for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Education
The Southeast/Cape and Islands Regional PreK-16 STEM Network is a collaboration of schools, colleges and universities, other formal and informal educational organizations, and business and industry whose representatives are concerned with improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and increasing the number of students interested in and prepared for STEM-based careers.
The Southeast/Cape & Islands Regional PreK-16 STEM Network is one of seven regional STEM Networks in Massachusetts, all funded through the STEM Pipeline Fund of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For more information about the SE MA Regional PreK-16 STEM Network, visit About the Network.
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