We are the Central MA STEM Network (CMSN) Ecosystem

We are a Massachusetts Regional STEM Network

Map of Central MA STEM Network Ecosystem

The Central MA STEM Network (CMSN) Ecosystem integrates the strengths of our community to support deep and wide-scale impact, ensuring educators have the necessary resources to engage, teach, and develop STEM competency with all learners. These partnerships include PK-12 districts and educators, higher education, out-of-school time organizations, non-profits, businesses, government, family organizations, and philanthropies to work collaboratively with educational systems, support educators (both formal and informal) and build a robust STEM workforce.

Communities We Serve

Our mission is to nurture youth who experience low-income and under-representation with engaging STEM experiences throughout Central Massachusetts. A full list of the communities we serve is provided below.

Map of Central MA STEM Network Ecosystem

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Ashburnham Dudley Lunnenburg Princeton Upton
Ashby East Brookfield Mendon Rutland Uxbridge
Auburn Fitchburg Millbury Shirley Warren
Ayer Gardner Millville Shrewsbury Webster
Barre Grafton New Braintree Southbridge West Boylston
Blackstone Hardwick North Brookfield Spencer West Brookfield
Boylston Holden Northbridge Sterling Westborough
Brookfield Hubbardston Oakham Sturbridge Westminster
 Charlton Lancaster Oxford Sutton Winchendon
Clinton Leicester Paxton Templeton Worcester
Douglas Leominster Pepperell Townsend  


Interested in learning more? Please contact us!

If your Massachusetts community is not included in the above list and you would like to learn more about MA STEM Networks, please click here.

How We Measure Our Success

Central MA STEM Network (CMSN) Ecosystem Becoming an Ecosystem Diagram

To measure our success, we focus on:

  • Number of youth reached in northern and southern Worcester County
  • Number of STEM opportunities supported
  • Connecting experiences for multiple pathways in STEM
  • Surveys and testimonials from youth, families, and teachers
  • Number of Ecosystem partners collaborating to deliver programs and host events

Our Ecosystem is part of a Global Community

The Central MA STEM Network (CMSN) Ecosystem was selected to be in the 5th cohort of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP) – 94 communities across the globe demonstrating strong cross-sector collaborations.

Strong STEM Learning Ecosystems feature dynamic collaborations among schools, out-of-school time programs, STEM expert institutions (such as museums, science centers, institutions of higher education and STEM professional associations), the private sector, community-based organizations, youth and families.

The SLECoP also provides a wealth of resources incuding webinars, reports, activities, and more!

Sign up for the SLECoP mailing list by clicking here.