STEM Education Resources

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in STEM fields will increase by up to 30% by 2022, which is significantly higher than the average industry rate projected (11%).   

Opportunities – Professional Development & Collaboration

Moving the STEM Agenda Forward

A powerpoint what the Massachusettes STEM Advisory Council is doing and proposing to help more students learn about and access STEM career pathways.

STEM Nexus / MA STEM Advisory Council 

A STEM hub developed by the Department of Higher Education to coordinate the efforts of educators and prepare more people for STEM career pathways.

STEM Week in MA (Oct)

Find out about the state-wide expose of STEM opportunities.  Schools, libraries, and businesses are encouraged to highlight STEM career pathways during this week each year.

STEM Awareness Campaign: Go Higher! 

Go Higher! is a campaign organized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in partnership with Massachusetts’ 29 public colleges and universities. Each program brings in 5-6 college students into local high school for a student-to-student exchange about choosing a college and major, landing internships, and navigating campus life.

Pioneer Valley STEM Network (PVSTEM Net)

Get networked with other professionals / educators who are invested in STEM in this super region (Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden County).

UmassK12 STEM Education Institute

This site features a variety STEM education resources, events, etc.

STEM Education Resources 

GCC STEM Starter Academy

This program is for students new to STEM (including high school students) who are interested in attending GCC – for free!

CareerWise Data on STEM Occupations (Minnesota)

STEM 101: Intro to tomorrow’s jobs

This article by the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics provides an overview of STEM work, analyzing nearly 100 occupations.

STEM Career Lab: Designing Your Future (videos)

Explore! Watch! And Learn! Through this collection of videos, hear from STEM professionals about their educational pathway, what it is they love about their jobs, and how they really do use that math and science they learned in high school. Start exploring now!

Virtual Reality Tech & Education (Article & Curriculum)

A site filled with educational resources (ie. for younger students) provides context for virtual reality and links to useful reports and teaching materials. 

Complete Guide on Virtual Reality / Equipment (2016)

Not sure where to begin, when it comes to teaching about and/or using virtual reality in the classroom?  This site can help.

Diversity in STEM Education Resources

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Feb)

Girls of Energy (stories, lessons, activities)

This is a place to learn about some amazing scientists at the US Department of Energy doing exciting things and solving some pretty big challenges.

National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science (IWITTS)

IWITTS helps educators nationwide close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.

Women in Manufacturing

This Chapter has an active base of members around Massachusetts. Chapters can provide excellent opportunities for professionals (and students) to expand their local network, build valuable business relationships, and enjoy industry-related programming.

Guide to STEM Careers for Women

Find information on high school prep, college selection, scholarships, and more.

Hidden Figures (Article)

A local news organization highlights the significance of the movie, Hidden Figures.

Umass announces STEM fellowships for underrepresented groups (Article)

STEAM Boston: Rizel Bobb-Semple – My Mission To Hack Diversity (Article)


(Also see ‘Manufacturing’)

Additional STEM Education Resources:

STEM Articles & Data

Seven Facts About The Growing STEM Workforce (BusinessWest)

Igniting STEM Education in Rural Communities (EDC)

STEM Attrition: College Students Paths Into and Out of College

This statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education examines students’ attrition from college over a 6 year period.

College Summer Melt

In addition to providing insights about summer melt and what can be done about it, this article includes research and insights about why disadvantaged students are more likely to abandon degrees in STEM fields after struggling in a challenging introductory class as well as findings about effective interventions.