STEM Initiatives

University of Massachusetts

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The University of Massachusetts seeks to be the Commonwealth's resource for improving K-16 STEM education by providing leadership, curriculum development (both K-12 and public higher education), higher education and K-12 teacher preparation, research, and STEM policy development and advocacy.

Strong leadership and central coordination of effort are essential if the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is to develop a workforce with the scientific and technology literacy necessary to remain competitive in the increasingly global, technology-driven economy. The University of Massachusetts is uniquely positioned to provide such leadership; to facilitate development of a shared focus and direction for STEM education statewide, to serve as a conduit among the many fragmented approaches currently being pursued, and to build bridges among the Commonwealth's many STEM stakeholders. The University shares the Pipeline goals:

  1. to increase the number of Massachusetts students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to mathematics, science, technology, and engineering;
  2. to increase the number of qualified mathematics, technology, engineering and science teachers in the Commonwealth; and
  3. to improve the mathematics, technology, engineering and science educational offerings available in public and private schools.
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