STEM Nexus: Connecting Massachusetts' STEM Community

STEM Networks

The Regional STEM Networks bring together public and private K-12 schools and districts, public and private higher education institutions, business and industry, regional employment/workforce investment boards and non-profit organizations around STEM to address local education and workforce needs. Each network is managed by an executive director and housed in either an institution of higher education or a regional employment board. As a regional system, managed by the Department of Higher Education under the direction of the STEM Advisory Council, the networks play a key role in cultivating interest and engagement in STEM activities in their regions, particularly among business, community and school leaders. Additionally the Regional STEM Networks are important vehicles to promote and assist in the implementation of the priorities of the STEM Advisory Council.  

Please note the Department of Higher Education recently reorganized the STEM Networks. Read the press release >

Map of Massachusetts showing STEM Network regions

Berkshire/Pioneer Valley | Boston/Metro North | Central/Metro West | Cape Cod/Southeast

Berkshire/Pioneer Valley Network


Berkshire Hub

Monica Joslin, Network Director
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
P: 413-662-5242

Barb Kotelnicki, Project Manager
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Pioneer Valley Hub
Jeff Hayden, Network Director
Holyoke Community College





Boston/Metro North


Boston Hub
Alysia Ordway, Principal Investigator
Boston Private Industry Council
(617) 488-1321

Hilary Brayton, Network Director
Boston Private Industry Council
(617) 488-1335

Metro North Hub
Meelynn Wong, Network Director
Metro North Regional Employment Board
(617) 871-1115

Central/Metro West Network


Central Hub
Martha Cyr, Executive Director
The STEM Education Center at WPI
(508) 831-6709

Metro West Hub
Margaret Carroll, Network Director
Framingham State University
(508) 626-4720

Irene Porro, Project Manager
Framingham State University
(508) 626-4056





Cape Cod/Southeast Network


Cape Cod Hub
Jill Neumayer-DePiper, Network Director
Cape Cod Community College
(508) 362-2131 x4459  

Southeast Hub
Stacey Kaminski, Executive Director
CONNECT Partnership
(508) 531-1437

Katherine Honey, Network Coordinator
Southeast STEM Network
(508) 215-7958

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.