The future is STEM! To amplify individual organizations and their collective impact, the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem was designed to be a connector and coordinator of Networks. It is learning-centered and fosters deeper collaboration across networks and systems. This leverages resources supporting STEM education while reducing duplication and ensures STEM programming is accessible to ALL students throughout Greater Austin.
The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem is one of the 56 communities selected by the STEM Funders Network (SFN) to participate in the national STEM Ecosystems Initiative. This project, built on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations seeks to nurture and scale effective science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for all young people. The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystems selection is a demonstration of their existing progress in developing a strong STEM community and recognition of the commitment to continue this work.
Thanks to all the fabulous organizations that wrote letters of support for the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem. These partners helped ensure Austin’s selection for this national effort.