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

From Meeting to Impact: How One Foundation’s Investment of $25,000 Spurred Large-Scale Collaboration
Ecosystem Spotlight

What happens when a foundation offers a one-year, $25,000 grant to a network of STEM educators and leaders? It shouldn’t be surprising that the answer is: innovation. The NYC STEM Education Network was formed in 2012 with about 30 STEM learning providers, STEM-rich cultural institutions, city agencies, and youth-serving organizations that offered school-based after-school programs. The Pinkerton Foundation, which provided […]

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Our North Star: Prioritizing Equity in the Digital Age
Guest Author

By Gerald Solomon, Co-chair of the STEM Learning Ecosystem Initiative Last night, the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative had the honor of welcoming Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, to its Community of Practice gathering in Denver. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Morial speak several times, and each time, I walk away inspired and motivated to […]

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“Every Kid in A Park” in Ventura County
Ecosystem Spotlight

Ventura County STEM – Highlighting a federal program providing free passes to national parks for fourth graders across the country in 2016, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Representative. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara distributed free park passes to more than 90 fourth graders from the Grace Thille School in Santa Paula as they headed on a boat trip to Channel […]

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Congratulations to Queens 20/20 and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative on their successful NSF INCLUDES proposals!
From the Field

The National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by proactively seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society. By facilitating partnerships, communication and cooperation, NSF aims to […]

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