WHY STEM?

The case for STEM as a focus of our educational system is based in observable trends and employment outlooks. The more we study the need for our students and workforce to excel in STEM fields, the more we understand it isn't a question of why – it's a question of why are we waiting?

US DATA

TELLS THE STORY

Careers in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and especially those in computer science, aren't only exciting and lucrative - they're steeply on the rise in the United States. Students with the skills to perform those jobs are in high demand and short supply.

GOVERNOR'S BETA GOALS

7%

INCREASE

in public library use by all ages

INCREASE

3rd grade reading

and 7th grade math scores

5%

INCREASE

in career and technical education enrollment

4%

INCREASE

the percentage of PA Skills certificates awarded (by 2020)

INCREASE

full-time students enrolled in STEM-specific majors at state institutions

22%

INCREASE

minority enrollment at public institutions (by 2020)

OUR GOALS

PA STEM Experiences for Equity and Diversity (SEED) Ecosystem is a collaborative between school districts, libraries, Intermediate Units, post-secondary institutions, and environmental education centers along with growing public/private partnerships that seeks to provide:

CONNECTED STAKEHOLDERS

Connect ALL stakeholders to STEM educational experiences and opportunities from classroom to intermediate unit level throughout the region.

STEM FOR ALL

Generate coherent STEM experiences for all learners including historically underserved and underrepresented populations.

PROFESSIONAL

LEARNING

Generate coherent STEM experiences for all learners including historically underserved and underrepresented populations.

IN THIS TOGETHER

The PA SEED Ecosystem is proud to work alongside these peer systems across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

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A COALITION OF SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES

IN PURSUIT OF STEM FOR ALL

PA SEED ECOSYSTEM  |  455 BOOT ROAD  DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335  |  www.paseed.org

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