STEM Pipeline Blog / April 23, 2020
GREAT LAKES BAY REGION LAUNCHES STEM ACCESS & EQUITY GRANT AWARDS
Thousands of students will have access to high quality STEM programs thanks to the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and funding by Nexteer Automotive, The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation and East Central Prosperity Region MiSTEM Network.
The STEM Access and Equity Project provides learning opportunities that go beyond standard classroom activities. The primary goals of the project are to mitigate STEM access and equity challenges for at-risk students across the region, increase family engagement in STEM, and to improve math and science outcomes aimed at growing talent within our cradle-to-career framework. The following projects will take place across the region:
Bay City Public Schools
Simply Science: Explore, Learn, Create
Partnering organizations: Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, Hampton, Kolb, MacGregor, McAlear-Sawden, Washington Elementary Schools
Chippewa Nature Center
Understanding the Nature of STEM in Kindergarten
Partnering organizations: Bay City Public Schools and a second district to be determined.
CMU Center for Excellence in STEM Education
Library STEM Literacy Workshops
Partnering organizations: Coleman, Clare, Harrison and Farwell area library branches
SPARKS Summer STEM Camps
Partnering organizations: CMU Center for Excellence in STEM Education along with Beaverton Elementary School, Clare Primary School, Coleman Elementary School, Farwell Elementary School, Harrison Elementary, and Meridian Elementary
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Saginaw Alumnae Chapter
Partnering organizations: Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum and Saginaw ISD Head-start students and students of the City of Saginaw
SPARKS Collaborating to provide extended engineering and STEM opportunities to Meridian Elementary School youth
Partnering organizations: Meridian Elementary site, Snapology of Tri-City Area
Greater Michigan Construction Academy
Partnering organizations: Midland Daily News, Propel Promotions, Self Love Beauty, Power UP Inc., contractors and suppliers across the Great Lakes Bay Region
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
Little STEMmers for Field Trips
Partnering organizations: CMU Center for Excellence in STEM Education
Equitable Access to Math in the Mail Kits for 3-Year Olds
Partnering organizations: Bay Arenac ISD, Bay Area Women’s Center, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, Great Start Collaborative of Bay & Arenac Counties, Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, and the Bay Arenac Pregnancy to Preschool Partnership
Saginaw Valley State University STEM@SVSU
Diving Deep Into STEM
Partnering organization: First Ward Community Center, Saginaw, MI These programs are the latest result from the STEM Impact Initiative, an effort led by the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance (GLBRA) to create a roadmap for building a STEM talent pipeline.
“There is a talent war being waged across the United States and across the globe,” said Matthew Felan, President & CEO of the GLBRA. “The Great Lakes Bay Region needs to have the most robust STEM talent pipeline possible to meet the growing needs of our current employers and to attract new business and jobs to the region.
Lori Flippin, STEM Initiative Leader of the GLBRA indicated that, “The programs are an important next step in bringing equitable access to fun and engaging programs aligned with the STEM curriculum taught in schools.” One key component of the programs involves collaboration between organizations that serve students and out-of-school time programs that offer high quality STEM programming.
The Early Childhood Access and Equity Project has been made possible by financial support from Nexteer Automotive, The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, and the East Central Prosperity Region MiSTEM Network.
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