STEM Nexus: Connecting Massachusetts' STEM Community

Current Projects

UMass Boston students working in a lab.

The STEM Advisory Council is focusing its resources on supporting three priority areas:

STEM Regional Networks

In August 2016, the Baker-Polito Administration announced over $250,000 in grant awards to support the Commonwealth’s Regional STEM Networks. The fiscal year (FY) 2017 grant for the Regional STEM Networks included incentives for collaboration across regions as well as for aligning focus areas with STEM Advisory Council priorities, listed above.

Grant Recipients

Berkshire County & Pioneer Valley | $65,000
MA College of Liberal Arts will serve as the host of the Regional STEM Network, and will collaborate with education, community and industry partners across the Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley, including Holyoke Community College.

Boston & Metro North | $65,000
The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) will join with the Metro North Regional Employment Board as the lead institutions to coordinate and promote STEM activities among education, community, and industry leaders in Boston and in the communities in Metro North, including Revere, Everett, Chelsea, and Lynn.

Central Massachusetts & Metrowest | $50,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute will serve as the lead institution to promote STEM education in Central Massachusetts while also collaborating with Framingham State University, community partners and employers in Metrowest to expand the reach of that Regional Network.

Southeast Massachusetts & Cape Cod | $80,000
Bridgewater State University and Cape Cod Community College will collaborate to build a coordinated Regional STEM Network.

Grant Administration

Grant recipients are required to submit mid-year and year-end reports to the Department of Higher Education. Check back soon for the report template narrative and additional information.

Report Due Date
Mid-Year March 15, 2017
Year-End August 15, 2017
This website is supported by the STEM Pipeline Fund, a state trust account administered by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to support STEM initiatives.