STEM Ecosystems Blog

STEM Learning Ecosystems Blog

Learn more about what’s happening in our STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country.

Science dictates policy in San Antonio, Texas
From the Field

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg Tuesday told more than 500 members of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice that “Here in San Antonio, Science dictates policy.” His comments came a day af …

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‘You don’t take a white boy and put him on your brochure’
From the Field

Bobb was one of three speakers on a keynote panel, “Inventing Tomorrow: Cultivating a New Generation of Problem Solvers,” sponsored by the Lemelson Foundation with support from Qualcomm Foundation. Bo …

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STEM According to Mr. Rogers
Guest Author

By Jeremy Shorr, Director of Digital Innovation and Early Learning for TIES “The most important learning is the ability to accept and expect mistakes, and deal with the disappointments that they bring …

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Gearing up for San Antonio – Tips from Locals
From the Field

When you come to San Antonio in March for the Spring 2020 Convening of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, you can expect to experience a city that is truly multi-cultural, vibrant and …

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Women Living STEM
From the Field

Advice from trailblazers and strategies to elevate the role of women in science. Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space, shared that in college she was “forced” to take two scien …

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Questions to Form Our Identity
From the Field

“The marvelous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by asking it as it does by the answering.”  – David Whyte For those who know me, you’re about to laugh when I say this …

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Partnering to Change the GAME ~ Infusing STEM into Football Camps
Ecosystem Spotlight, From the Field

By Kathleen Schofield, Executive Director, Northeast Florida’s STEM2 Hub On a sunny Saturday morning, the last place you would expect to find our STEM team would be at a football field nestled beside …

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Highway to STEM Begins with a Good On Ramp
Ecosystem Spotlight, Guest Author

By Xan Black, Executive Director of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance The Journey Thanks to the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Overdeck Foundation and the Harvard PEAR Institute, t …

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Family Engagement Focus at Spring 2019 Convening
From the Field

Members of STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice from across the world recently gathered in historic New Orleans to share ideas and best practices in STEM education. Here is a compilation of …

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Sharing Stories: Many Have Personal Accounts of STEM ‘Slights...
From the Field, Guest Author

By Veronica Gonzales, Deputy Director of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice and Alyssa Briggs, Director of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice   When we shared some …

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