We are the Central MA STEM Network (CMSN) Ecosystem
We are a Massachusetts Regional STEM Network
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.
|Barre||Grafton||New Braintree||Southbridge||West Boylston|
|Blackstone||Hardwick||North Brookfield||Spencer||West Brookfield|
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
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.