Business Stakeholder | STEM Ecosystems

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Business and industry are vital partners for successful family engagement.

Families and the messages they send help define their children’s career choices.

Join us in a review of research and stories from the field to best support Our Neighborhood in working alongside business and industry leaders to support families and build awareness in STEM.

Research

Below is an on-going compilation of research that reviews the role business and industry plays in informing career pathways and supporting greater family engagement. This is by no means an exhaustive list and we welcome additions to this collection (see submission information here).

A Whole-Family Approach to Workforce Engagement

An argument for a multi-generational approach to human service agency work to include families and children. This will require coordination across agencies to best serve the whole family.
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Pathways to a STEMM Profession

The pathway to a STEMM profession begins at home, due in large measure to domestic environments that influence, intentionally or unintentionally, the educational aspirations of young people. Parental encouragement to participate in scientific, mathematical, and technical activities has an early and powerful impact.
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Pathways to an Engineering Career

Several factors can predict a student’s chances of success with completing an engineering degree in college, including those whose parents strongly pushed the importance of science or math education.
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Expanding Access and Inclusion in STEM through Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

Girls and youth of color must have roles as creators of technology, and not just its consumers. In order for this to happen, all stakeholders, including out-of-school leaders, must be engaged.
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Principles of Effective Family Engagement

There are six principles for effective family engagement, including co-design, two-way communication, reciprocal relationships and systemic family engagement.
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Stories from the Field & Practical Tips

Read stories about businesses working with organizations and families to build thriving communities. This is by no means an exhaustive list of tips and we welcome additions to this collection (see submission information here).

Building Mathematical Mindsets

Building Mathematical Mindsets

Math and science can be challenging, but with the right mindset, nothing is impossible! New Mexico’s cultural hub, the center of its ecosystem, is changing the way families think about math and science.
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Building Lasting Connections in Business

Building Lasting Connections in Business

Hear directly from four ecosystem leaders, including a business leader, about best practices to build lasting connections with business leaders in your community. Tips include communicating your greatest needs to the right people within business and industry.
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A Special Tip About Business Connections from Great Lakes Bay Regional STEM Alliance Leader, Lori Flippin

A Special Tip About Business Connections from Great Lakes Bay Regional STEM Alliance Leader, Lori Flippin

Remarks at the Spring 2019 SLECoP Convening from Great Lakes leader, Lori Flippin, describe the power of business making a commitment to the families that work for them within an ecosystem dedicated to advancing family engagement.
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“The Big Picture” - Tulsa Engages Business Leaders by Being Sensitive to their Needs

“The Big Picture” – Tulsa Engages Business Leaders by Being Sensitive to their Needs

Knowing your audience is critical when speaking with business leaders. Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance listens to business and industry to solve their workforce concerns of the future.
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Using data to understand community gaps - Omaha gets partners on the same page to articulate a unified message

Using data to understand community gaps – Omaha gets partners on the same page to articulate a unified message

In just three years, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem has built a network of almost 800 partners, working together towards a common goal. Business and education partners have worked to identify gaps in the community, most notably the need for deeper family engagement.
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Developing a Common Language For Business and All Ecosystem Partners

Developing a Common Language For Business and All Ecosystem Partners

In just three years, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem has built a network of almost 800 partners, working together toward a common goal. Business and education partners have worked to identify gaps in the community, most notably the need for deeper family engagement.
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Meet Families Where They Are and Want to Be

Meet Families Where They Are and Want to Be

Oklahoma’s MidAmerica STEM Alliance has locked business into a long term commitment to the community. Learn how all ecosystem partners, including business, families and education.
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