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Mission Statement

Our mission is to nurture youth who experience low-income and under-representation with engaging STEM experiences throughout Central Massachusetts.

We believe that engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) experiences provide youth with a foundation for success, and we believe that all youth should have these opportunities.

Since 2004, the Central MA STEM Network (CMSN) Ecosystem has provided thousands of youth with a variety of exciting experiences that include: classroom STEM experiences and science fair project support, out-of-school time STEM activities, and STEM festivals, as well as professional development for STEM educators.

CMSN Ecosystem is a partnership among businesses, government, non-profits, educational institutions, schools, teachers, families, and youth that enables collaborations for deep and wide-scale impacts in our communities.

How We Enact Our Mission


We coordinate and promote STEM Week in Central Massachusetts each year.

STEM Kits Lending Library

We provide STEM kits for use across the Ecosystem through our lending library.

Central MA STEM Network (CMSN) Ecosystem STEM Kits Lending Library

Full Membership Meetings

Upcoming CMSN Ecosystem Meetings:

Details & registration will be forthcoming closer to each date, but please mark your calendar now.


Recent Past Meetings:


We support STEM events throughout the region, such as the Central MA Science Festival in Leominster.

Fun Family Science & Technology Festival @Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA in Southbridge

STEM Week Family STEM Night @Boys and Girls Club in Worcester

STEM Learning Ecosystems

We are a part of the larger STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice.

MA STEM Council

We implement priorities and recommendations of the MA STEM Council.