Indiana STEM Ecosystem Initiative

Indiana (Statewide)


The Indiana STEM Ecosystem Initiative is a state-wide effort focused on three areas:
1) advocacy for the development of a state STEM education plan that extends the STEM learning day to all students; 2) recruitment and utilization of a diverse community of STEM education supporters; and 3) development and support of STEM coalitions — at the school, regional, and state levels.

Key Programs

Indiana STEM Education Plan – supporting the Indiana Department of Education policy team responsible for managing the development of a comprehensive state-wide STEM education plan by the STEM Advisory Council as mandated by the state legislature.

Management of the Indiana STEM Education Taskforce, a diverse and ever-expanding group of 450+ supporters of STEM education, representing business, K-12 and higher education, museums, curriculum providers, state and local government, and community organizations.

Working with schools and regions in STEM ecosystem development, with an emphasis on building collaboration of in-school and out-of-school STEM learning programming.


  • Indiana Afterschool Network
  • I-STEM Resource Network
  • Indiana Department of Education
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Royce-Royce Corporation
  • Salesforce
  • Purdue University
  • Warren Township Schools
  • Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
  • Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • WFYI Indianapolis
  • Magnify Learning
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation