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Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Advisory Council is established by M.G.L. Chapter 6, Section 218 in order to expand access to high-quality STEM education for students across the Commonwealth.
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Members of the Council include individuals from academia, business, government and non-profits who believe in the necessity of a STEM-literate and skilled citizenry ready to meet the needs of a 21st Century workforce.

STEM Council Mission

The Council serves as the central coordinating entity to bring together all of the participants from state agencies, the legislature, and members of the public and private sectors involved with STEM planning and programming.

The STEM Advisory Council has three priorities for STEM education in MA:

  • STEM skills for all through applied learning.
  • Guided pathways to college, careers, and lifelong learning.
  • Alignment to economic & workforce development through employer partnerships.

Between 2009 and 2014, the STEM Advisory Council wrote two STEM plans, which guide the Council’s work and aid STEM advocates across the Commonwealth:

The STEM Pipeline Fund, created by Section 2MMM of Chapter 29 of Massachusetts General Laws, enables the STEM Advisory Council to leverage grant funds to support its priorities.