STEM Pathways from Secondary through Post-secondary Education

Room: Blue Level, Suite 19

Recent efforts from across the state to bring best practices to scale through the Department of Higher Education, including @Scale, STEM Academies, and Guided Pathways to Success in STEM Careers, have generated significant success. The panelists will describe pathways in partnership with and along the post-secondary continuum that lead to STEM careers. Specific examples will include outreach efforts, innovative student support services, college readiness and college-level programming for high school students, as well STEM certificates and degrees that lead directly to careers in a STEM field or further education at four-year institutions.

  • David Cedrone, M.B.A., M.Ed.  -  Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development, MA Department of Higher Education

  • Carol King, M.Ed.  -  Director of College and Career Pathways, Quinsigamond Community College
  • Sarmad Saman, Ph.D.  -  Dean of Math, Science and Engineering, Bristol Community College
  • Patrice Lincoln, M.B.A.  -  Dean of Access and Transitions, Mt. Wachusett Community College