Dr. Mark Vaughn, manager for technical talent pipelining and lead for S&T’s Office of STEM, said that induction into the STEM Ecosystem offers access to a national network of providers, resources, and data, which are utilized for best practice and information sharing. “It is a great way to see what people around the country are doing, and have an opportunity to spend time with those who are developing innovative approaches to STEM education and workforce development.”
The GST STEM Learning Network is a regional initiative focused on increasing attention, interest, and understanding of the embedded importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to life-long learning and success. The program works to create a regional STEM pipeline for the development of college and career ready students that are rich in STEM and 21st Century skills.
The Learning Network is a collaboration between Corning Incorporated, GST BOCES, Alfred University, Corning Community College (CCC), Syracuse University, and the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center.
STEM Learning Ecosystems unite regional STEM programs, break down silos, and coordinate efforts across the United States and globally. By providing technical assistance and managing national events, the Ecosystems establish a National Community of Practice with expert coaching and support from leaders such as superintendents, scientists, and STEM advocates in industry and academia.