• Challenge Grant: Catalytic change rallies South Carolina leaders

    In June, STEMx awarded Challenge Grants to its members in three states so that each could hold a meeting (or series of meetings) on a pressing STEM education issue. One grant winner, South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS), used its $15,000 award to host the Grand Challenges in SC STEM Summit on Oct. 17 in Columbia. For first impressions gathered from the summit, we contacted Tom Peters, executive director of SCCMS. Collaborating with him on this Q&A is Susie Teague, Upcountry regional coordinator for S2TEM Centers SC, an innovation partnership managed by SCCMS: Q: What prompted you to convene this meeting, and what did you hope to learn from it? A: We had two goals when planning this… Read More

  • We join 1,800 other STEM advocates with NSTA

    Last year, I traveled to Denver for the 2016 NSTA STEM Forum with a mission: Evaluate whether this conference could be a good fit for STEMx members to join. I left Colorado impressed. More than 1,000 attendees had participated and I’d met an enthusiastic coalition of STEM educators. But our team wanted to do more… Read More

  • Join us at NSTA STEM Forum and Expo in July

    The STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA brings together educators and representatives from exhibiting companies interested in STEM education. STEM Forum & Expo is intended to provide resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education, associated outreach programs, partnerships, schools, and curricula. The conference will be held at Gaylord Palms Resort… Read More