Pennsylvania has been provided an exciting opportunity by the Noyce Foundation to develop a plan to expand access, quality programming and assessment of out-of-school time Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) efforts throughout the Commonwealth. To design this plan, Pennsylvania has established a team that is led by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) and includes representation from the education, business and STEM provider community as well as Pennsylvania Department of Education. In Fall 2012, the Noyce and Mott Foundations will consider whether Pennsylvania will be awarded a larger grant to further build its work in enhancing STEM out-of-school-time programming.
To help inform this plan, the Team Pennsylvania Foundation along with regional partners will host Northwest Forums in Pittsburgh and Grove City on Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5. We would like all of those interested in improving STEM education in your region and across the Commonwealth to join us. These may include (but is definitely not limited to) school administrators and educators, after/before/summer school providers, representatives of higher education and the business community.
Grove City Forum – September 4, 9-11 :30 am
(to be provided by Ken Borland)
Pittsburgh Forum – September 5, 9-11 :30 am
Pittsburgh Technology Council
2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Please join us in one or both of these forums by registering at http://stem-pittsburgh.eventbrite.com/