Through a strong network of academic, business, and community partnerships, the Tampa Bay STEM Network provides the infrastructure to create a well-connected portfolio of STEM experiences that result in the academic success of and multiple opportunities for children, adolescents and adults to explore STEM. As a result of this vibrant ecosystem we are strengthening our local talent base and STEM pipeline, and contributing to the vitality of our community.
One of our goals is to develop a strong network of academic, business and community partners who are invested in providing opportunities for school-aged children in Tampa Bay that are both effective and sustainable.
We engage parents in the Tampa Bay community through parent-centric events, workshops, other means you you to become familiar with the STEM field and to give you the tools to support your children in STEM.
Acting on recommendations of top national education experts, the federal government issued the “Charting A Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education,” listing participation of all Americans in STEM ecosystems as a top priority.
The plan, announced at the White House, says STEM ecosystems are pathways for improving STEM literacy, ensuring a strong workforce and global competitiveness for all, and an important means to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in a thriving STEM workforce.
The STEM five-year strategic plan, under development for more than a year, is based on input from numerous stakeholders, including educators, business and community leaders, and representatives from all 50 states who attended a June federal STEM Summit hosted by Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) at the White House. STEM Ecosystems were identified in a December 2018 federal report as the top strategy for improving STEM literacy, ensuring a strong workforce and global competitiveness for all, and an important means to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in a thriving STEM workforce.
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