The 2014 STEM Summit is scheduled for March 28 at Colby College.

The 2014 Maine STEM Summit presents an exciting opportunity to gain an appreciation of the role STEM education plays in all careers and everyday life, as well as the challenging issues at all levels of education in these difficult times. In order to be part of the solution, we need to appreciate these challenging issues, not just the ones we are more familiar with. The summit also provides an opportunity to share STEM education success stories from K-12, public and private higher education institutions and industry including in-class and out-of-class activities, curriculum development, internships, mentoring, and teacher preparation, among others.

Registration is free.  Click here to register.

Draft Agenda

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.              Check-in, Registration & Continental Breakfast

(Cotter Union-Page Commons)

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.              Welcome and Introductions

8:30 – 12:30 p.m.            Keynote Speakers:

Topic: STEM Economics and Workforce Issues

Lori Kletzer, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Professor of Economics, Colby College (TBD)

Topic: The Changing National Landscape of STEM Education: “Connecting the Dots Across the Educational Ecosystem?”

Jay Labov, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Education and Communications, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (Confirmed)

Networking Break (Visit exhibits and student/mentor partners)

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.             Success Stories – Concurrent Sessions

  • Competency Based High School Graduation in Science/Engineering and Math
  • Linking Undergraduate Students with Real-World Opportunities
  • K-12 Integration Initiatives
  • Linking High School Students with Real-World Opportunities
  • Informal Science Education and Out-of-School Learning
  • Teacher Preparation for the Common Core and NGSS

Networking Break (Visit exhibits and student/mentor partners)

Closing Session: “The future of STEM and STEM education in Maine”

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.            Wrap-up and Closing Remarks


The Collaborative is an all-volunteer organization with its members volunteering their time and expertise. The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance acts as the fiscal agent and provides part-time program support for the Collaborative.