Science, technology, engineering and math was the common thread for leaders of Arizona SciTech and 26 other regional networks when they gathered at the White House recently to discuss equitable STEM education and federal policy.
All are members of the inaugural group selected by the STEM Funders Network for support as part of a larger commitment expected to grow to support 100 ecosystems in its first three years. These groups are forming a diverse set of communities from across the country by creating engaging, real-world STEM learning experiences.
While in Washington, D.C., the group also convened to exchange strategies for building students’ STEM knowledge and expertise through multi-sector ecosystems that bring together schools, out of school programs, businesses, institutions of higher education and STEM-rich institutions such as museums.
Arizona SciTech is anchored at the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Technology Council Foundation in collaboration with the Arizona Board of Regents, the Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University and The University of Arizona.