The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Advisory Council is established by M.G.L. Chapter 6, Section 218 in order to expand access to high-quality STEM education for students across the Commonwealth. Members of the Council include individuals from academia, business, government and non-profits who believe in the necessity of a STEM-literate and skilled citizenry ready to meet the needs of a 21st Century workforce.
The Council serves as the central coordinating entity to bring together all of the participants from state agencies, the legislature, and members of the public and private sectors involved with STEM planning and programming. Between 2009 and 2014, the STEM Advisory Council has written two STEM plans, which are guiding documents for the Council’s work and for STEM advocates across the Commonwealth:
Under the leadership of the Baker-Polito Administration, the STEM Advisory Council undertook an exploratory process to determine where, under the principles of the STEM Plan 2.0, the Council could have the most impact. That process led to the Council endorsing the following four recommendations as the areas to focus its work:
See Also: Moving the STEM Agenda Forward
The STEM Pipeline Fund, created by Section 2MMM of Chapter 29 of Massachusetts General Laws, enables the STEM Advisory Council to leverage grant funds to support its priorities.
Staff Director, MA STEM Advisory Council
Executive Office of Education