• Woman taking notes in front of informational posters.
  • Attendees talking and working together in breakout session.
  • Exhibitor standing at booth.
  • Woman speaking with exhibitors in exhibit hall.
  • Ice cream making demonstration.
  • A diverse group of STEM Summit speakers and students on stage.

The Massachusetts STEM Summit, which traditionally has been held each year in the Fall, is now becoming an annual Spring event!

Among other benefits, this change is expected to make it easier for attendees, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors to fully participate in both the annual Massachusetts STEM Week events in the Fall and the one-day STEM Summit in the Spring.

As a result of this shift, there will not be a STEM Summit in the Fall of 2019.

The next STEM Summit will Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

Check this site for updated information in the coming weeks. If you are not yet subscribed to the STEM Summit mailing list, please sign up through the link below.

The STEM movement, both nationally and in Massachusetts, often uses the image of a “pipeline” to describe a lifelong continuum of developmental milestones. Along the pipeline, efforts focus on exposing diverse students to innovative approaches designed to nurture curiosity, motivation and achievement in STEM areas. Mastery of foundational skills beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through high school pave the way to STEM pathways into higher education, and ultimately entry to and advancement in the STEM workforce. By meeting the growing needs of Massachusetts’ employers for a diverse, talented workforce, the STEM pipeline affords access to rewarding and productive careers and contributes to the promise of continued economic prosperity and growth across the Commonwealth.

In its 15th year, Massachusetts STEM Summit 2018’s theme was "Pipelines to Prosperity". Through panel presentations, exhibits, and networking, attendees shared stories and models of measurable success along the various stages of the pipeline. The 2018 STEM Summit provided a venue for learning and collaboration among educators, workforce professionals, business leaders, policymakers, and other active participants in the STEM movement.

The morning plenary was highlighted by a screening of the moving Without A Net: The Digital Divide in America, a movie by Rory Kennedy. View the film. The afternoon plenary was an edition of "Are You Smarter Than A Mathlete" presented by Dell and MATHCOUNTS. Learn about the competition

The Summit was hosted, once again, by the UMass Donahue InstituteMassachusetts Business Roundtable and the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council and supported by generous contributions from a broad array of public and private organizations invested in the economic vitality of the state, including businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and non-profit entities. If you would like to now more about becoming a sponsor for the 2019 STEM Summit, please contact us.

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