Guide to Success
Effective communications are as critical for ecosystems’ success as engaged partners. In a conversation series, Pressing Topics, three ecosystem leaders share ideas for connecting with any audience.
The statewide New Jersey STEM Pathways Network is lucky to call Kim Case its managing partner. Case works for a communications firm on top of her role at the Research & Development Council of New Jersey and her former life as a lawyer. With a diverse set of skills, Case has the entire state talking about STEM.
“We were able to expand an existing program’s NJ STEM Week into a whole Month. March is officially NJ STEM Month by gubernatorial proclamation,” Case shares. “By offering mini grants to partners throughout the state and using free communication platforms like Twitter, the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network leveraged work that was already happening in the state as an opportunity for communities to get excited about STEM. It’s a win-win for everyone. Community-based organizations are able to highlight their work, families are notified of existing (often times free) programs in their areas and it makes legislators look great.”
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- Kim Case, executive director, Research and Development Council of New Jersey; New Jersey STEM Pathways Network
- Heddy Clark, Director, STEM Learning Cooperative, University of North Carolina Wilmington; STEM SENC
- LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill, lead, Remake Learning, CS for PGH; Pittsburgh Regional STEM Learning Ecosystem