PSSE Leadership Team Meets to Set Goals for 2022 - 2023
Members of the Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem (PSSE) met this August for a two-day leadership retreat. Working with Jason Swanson of Knowledgeworks, the team had fruitful discussions regarding implications of their work across the state. In the spring, PSSE was awarded a PA Smart Advancing Grant to accelerate the work of their mission to facilitate stakeholder convenings, amplify STEM resources, draft policy recommendations and steward a community of practice to advance equitable access and inclusion in quality STEM education and workforce development in partnership with the PA Department of Education.
One of the main topics of conversation at this retreat was strategies and approaches for how the ecosystems can engage in outreach and recruitment. Our work as individual regional ecosystem leaders provided context and experience. In addition, we concluded that we should seek to clarify and continually revisit the value proposition(s) for joining PSSE.
Another main topic of conversation was programming for the upcoming year. As PSSE, the group facilitates stakeholder convenings in the form of regular online meetings with stakeholders. These convenings are a way for PSSE to continually highlight great work that is being done across the Commonwealth. PSSE will continue to offer this program for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The PSSE Leadership team is thrilled to continue to include NEPA STEM Ecosystem as a part of its team.
Thank you to Our Community Partners for their support for our Celebration of STEM in Industry!
Theresa Micknick, Physician Assistant
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NEPA STEM Ecosystem Presents: A Celebration of STEM in Industry
In an effort to expose students, teachers and families to what careers are possible in STEM in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the NEPA STEM Ecosystem is organizing a series of events to celebrate STEM in Industry during the week of November 6 to November 14, 2021. STEM stakeholders in business and industry, nonprofits and educational institutions will host a variety of events and learning opportunities surrounding the wide and varied ways that STEM interacts with local Industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This week aligns to the National Day of STEM and there was a desire among our partners to recognize and elevate different industries in our region. The main goal for our ecosystem is to keep the talented young people we are raising in this region employed in really great STEM jobs close to home.