Project Exploration’s executive director Natasha Smith-Walker attended the inaugural Afterschool STEM Summit, September 28-29 in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, the Noyce Foundation, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Summit featured several panel discussions and working sessions. As part of the event, the Afterschool Alliance released a new report, Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Programs Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education, and announced the launch of the new Afterschool STEM Hub website (www.afterschoolstemhub.org). These resources join the growing body of research around STEM that will be critical in the work of the Coop and peers in STEM Ecosystem Community of Practice.
On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Chicago’s STEM Ecosystem will gather for the Summer 2018 Convening of the Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative (STEM Co-op). The meeting