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 Institute, Massachusetts 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.
To receive Summit news and announcements including the call for session and exhibit proposals, attendee registration announcements, and more, sign up for email updates.