STEM Signing

On October 14, 2009 Governor Deval Patrick signed an Executive Order creating the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and appointed former Lt. Governor Timothy P. Murray the Chairman. The Governor and current Council Chairman Congressman Joe Kennedy are working to ensure that all students are educated in STEM fields, which will enable them to pursue post-secondary degrees or careers in these areas, as well as raise awareness of the benefits associated with an increased statewide focus on STEM.  

The Council serves as a vehicle for STEM advocates from the public and private sectors, as well as legislators and educators, to engage in meaningful collaboration with the Governor’s Office, the Executive Office of Education and their agencies, the Department of Higher Education, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Department of Early Education and Care, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, and the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.