Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance

Burlington County, NJ

About

As one of the newest ecosystems to join the national initiative, Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance is one of 17 regional Ecosystems added to the national initiative, which now encompasses 56 communities in the United States and Canada.. The ecosystem’s priorities include implementing ideas and best practices for innovative learning that will benefit students’ individual development and prepare them for the demands of the 21st century workforce. The Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance is working with partners to create a cradle to career pipeline in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to ensure the next generation workforce is equipped to fill the talent gap in areas of healthcare, engineering, robotics and the industrial field.

Key Programs

The Delran STEAM Up Summer Camp is a program that focuses on strengthening the number of students interested in participating in STEM opportunities and exposing underrepresented populations to STEM pathways. A four-week STEAM Summer Camp allows students to participate in engineering activities and design.

The Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance is working with partners to create a cradle to career pipeline in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to ensure the next generation workforce is equipped to fill the talent gap in areas of healthcare, engineering, robotics and the industrial field through a Fabrication Laboratory, or FAB LAB. This state-of-the-art facility will provide students and faculty with widespread access to modern means for invention focused on robotics, engineering and modern day challenges, including an assortment of flexible computer-controlled and industrial-grade fabrication tools.

Partners

  • Radwell, International, John Radwell, VP Customer Satisfaction
  • Rowan College at Burlington County, Dr. Edem Tetteh ; Dean of STEM
  • Schneider Electric, Dan Riggle, Account Executive Energy and Sustainability Services
  • US Navy, Commander Mike Thompson
  • PSE&G, Mary Spina
  • Delran Education Foundation, Geoff Weber
  • Lockheed Martin, Allan Croly
  • Barnes & Noble, Marybeth Montgomery
  • Rider University, Dr. Kathy Brown
  • Delran Township Schools, Dr. Brian Brotschul