WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders from 27 local and regional networks for STEM learning came together to exchange strategies for building all students’ STEM knowledge and expertise through multi-sector “ecosystems” that bring together schools, out of school programs, businesses, institutions of higher education and STEM-rich institutions such as museums.
The education, business and community leaders who participated also met with White House officials to discuss equitable STEM education and federal STEM policy.
“The President has called for all of us to think of creative and effective ways of getting all of our students engaged in STEM education,” noted John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. “It’s heartening to see so many communities working locally and together in response to the President’s call to action.”
Each of the 27 STEM Learning Ecosystems that gathered in Washington, D.C. received hands-on, individualized technical assistance.