Improving Access to quality STEM learning

STEMSTL is a collaborative consortium committed to equitable access to high-quality STEM learning and employment opportunities for all learners in the St. Louis Metro region. Our mission is to collectively develop and deploy quality systems-level changes that will advance STEM learning and career opportunities to empower the growth of diverse problem solvers, innovators, and critical thinkers, enabling them to thrive in a globally connected world. 

STEMSTL News

STEMSTL 2021 Annual Gathering

Join STEMSTL for a year-end roundup! We are gathering all of our valued ecosystem partners for a full day of content, and the opportunity to meet new colleagues! There will be opportunities to network and build relationships with other ecosystem partners. We will also have breakout discussions on a variety of engaging topics. Health guidelines permitting, this event will be held in person. Register today!

STEM Lane at WWT Raceway

On August 20th and 21st, STEMSTL hosted STEM Lane at WWT Raceway. This weekend event hosted STEM organizations across the St. Louis region who showcased their STEM opportunities and activities to students and families at the raceway. Watch the video to check out what STEM Lane was all about!

STEMSTL Practicum Opportunity

STEMSTL is seeking a practicum student to help us with our strategic initiatives!

A critical component of STEMSTL’s new strategic plan is understanding the landscape of available work-based learning opportunities throughout the metropolitan region. How many students across the area are participating in internships, job-shadowing, and career-training programs? Are they accessing these programs through their school district, a nonprofit organization, or through an employer? What kind of training and wrap-around supports are available to students participating in these programs? STEMSTL seeks the support of a practicum student (preferably concentration-level) to perform a landscape analysis of work-based learning throughout the St. Louis region. The project will rely heavily on stakeholder interviews.

In the spring, the practicum student will help draft a report on the findings of the landscape analysis and help plan a work-based learning summit that brings together educational institutions, workforce-development organizations, and employers to discuss the state of work-based learning in the region and how the STEM-learning ecosystem can support the growth of high-quality work-based learning programs that support the development of equitable and robust pipelines into St. Louis’s STEM careers of the future.

If interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Kate Polokonis at kpolokonis@stemstl.org. All questions regarding the position can be submitted to Kate as well.

Blueprint4STEM is a website and search portal where parents and families can go to find any and all out-of-school time STEM opportunities for kids and teens in the St. Louis area. Similar to the existing Blueprint4Summer portal, Bluprint4STEM’s focus is on STEM events happening during the school year, including spring and winter break. Make sure to continually check the site, as we update session information as we receive it, since many STEM rich organizations are still figuring out what their fall programing will be this year. 

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