STEM Network meeting draws national education leaders

February 19, 2011

By hammersmith

[From the Arizona Republic]

A group backing science and math education took another step in its attempt to make the state more competitive and to diversify Arizona’s economy.

The STEM Network met Monday and Tuesday to develop strategies for boosting student interest and expertise in science, technology, engineering and math.


This week was the second meeting of the fledgling STEM Network. It met in September to kick off the statewide effort, which was immediately backed by a $100,000 federal stimulus grant and a $500,000 private grant. Its next step comes in March when STEM leaders travel around the state.

This week’s meeting drew business and education leaders from New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

Read more at the source: “Group aims to hike science, math skills