Mayes County STEM Alliance

Mayes County, OK

About

The Mayes County STEM Alliance is a collaborative initiative designed to ensure that area youth have opportunities and resources available to them to discover and develop STEM related skill sets that are aligned with educational and career pathways. The Alliance is comprised of six public school districts, area employers, business professionals, post-secondary education institutions, state and tribal agencies and is coordinated by MidAmerica Industrial Park’s workforce development program, MidAmerica Delivers.

Key Programs

MidAmerica STEM Lab initiative: The MidAmerica Industrial Park invested $1.2MM to install best in-class STEM Labs at five area high schools. These labs provide students the opportunity to discover untapped talent and aptitude that can be applied to an educational or career pathway. Five more labs will be installed during 2018.

Mayes County UAV: Google-Mayes County provided funding to support the establishment of an Unmanned Aerial Program at area school in Mayes County. Participants learn aerospace concepts, drone flying techniques and applications, as well drone construction and maintenance.

Mayes County FIRST Robotics Team: Five area schools agreed to consolidate FIRST robotics teams in order to leverage resources. The team meets at the technical center at MidAmerica and work with industry experts who mentor them through the program.

Partners

MidAmerica Industrial Park
Adair public Schools
Chouteau Public Schools
Locust Grove Public Schools
Osage Public Schools
Pryor Public Schools
Salina Public Schools
Cherokee Nation
Rogers State University
Google – Mayes County