STEM Learning Ecosystems: Strategies

A great deal of activity is taking place in order to support the completion of the STEM Funders Network STEM Learning Ecosystems RFQ (view the RFQ document here).  A group of stakeholders has been assembling every Friday to discuss the mission, vision and logic model...

STEM Funders Network STEM Learning Ecosystems RFQ

The STEM Learning Ecosystems RFQ was released on June 10, 2015. A group of ecosystem stakeholders joined a call to learn more. The RFQ was by invitation only (one invitation per city), and will culminate in a cohort of 25 cities nationwide, each of which is at various...

On the Table: Building a STEM Learning Ecosystem in Chicago

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative (aka “The Coop”) and Project Exploration were honored to host special guests as a part of the Chicago Community Trust’s “On the Table” event across Chicago. Gerald Solomon, Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation, and Jan Morrison, CEO of Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM Education, joined members of the Coop for an inspiring conversation about STEM Learning Ecosystems in cities across the nation.

2014 Recap and Reports

The Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative and Project Exploration are sharing two reports on an exciting year of activity and growth during 2014, titled Systematic Approaches to STEM in Out-of-School Time in Chicago. (They can be found here February 28 & here June...

Where do our STEM students go?

By Stephanie Levi, Ph.D. Every day, we hear from a variety of sources that we need to work to encourage participation in STEM by both the public and students.  Recruitment into STEM is a crucial part of achieving such participation, but retention is equally...