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Join Us For STEM Week 2021!

Massachusetts STEM Week 2021

October 18 – 22

A statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STEM education and employment opportunities, and complement the formal instruction happening in the Commonwealth beyond STEM week.

Organized by the Executive Office of Education and the STEM Advisory Council in partnership with the state’s 9 Regional STEM Networks.

In preparation for MA STEM Week, the STEM Education Center is offering two free 1-hour sessions that will introduce educators to the I am STEM – STEM I am lesson library.

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) 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.

The 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

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.

Quarterly Meetings

We hold quarterly meetings to bring stakeholders together to collaboratively support our community in STEM.

Upcoming meetings: September 23, 2021, December 2, 2021, February 3, 2022, May 5, 2022


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