What is a STEM Ecosystem?

  • A STEM ecosystem is a collection of organizations and individuals committed to developing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related opportunities in their community.
  • STEM ecosystems work to contribute to the development of an inquisitive, critical-thinking, and thriving population, aptly equipped to fulfill the workforce needs of the 21st century and a robust modern economy.
  • STEM ecosystems magnify the collective impact of stakeholders through dialogue, collaboration and coordination of STEM educational outreach efforts to more efficiently, effectively, and equitably serve the community.
  • STEM ecosystems were identified in a December 2018 federal report as the top strategy for improving STEM literacy, ensuring a strong workforce and global competitiveness for all, and an important means to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in a thriving STEM workforce.

STEM Ecosystems Nationally (TIES)

Visit the TIES website for information about other STEM Learning Ecosystems around the country.

2014 BmoreSTEM Landscape Report

View the 2014 BmoreSTEM Landscape Report for background specifically about the BmoreSTEM ecosystem.