The NJ STEM Pathways Network, a public-private strategic alliance, defines and guides a statewide STEM vision for pre-K-to-workforce formal and informal learning opportunities that strengthen academic skills and inspire students; facilitates research and recommendations on STEM talent pipeline needs and barriers to success; and exposes students to the many educational pathways, experiences, and professionals that can prepare them for STEM degree programs and careers in New Jersey.
For New Jersey to attract, cultivate and retain a 21st century workforce that is engaged and supported through statewide alignment of public and private STEM educational resources, ensuring that the state remains globally competitive in STEM industries and continues its rich history of innovation.
The New Jersey Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Pathways Network (NJSPN) is an effort to provide New Jersey’s students with the STEM education and experiences they need to succeed.
A public-private strategic alliance, the NJSPN was initiated by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education in 2014 to inform the alignment of STEM resources, support an education-to-workforce STEM pipeline, identify exemplary learning opportunities, and promote STEM career pathways.
1. Ensuring equity and access for all.
2. Promoting stackable qualifications, credentials and real-world connections.
3. Implementing multi-stakeholder collaboration to foster a systematic, grass-tops approach to advancing STEM.
What's New At NJSPN?
*March 22nd Quarterly Meeting Update - Sign up for Webinar*
Due to severe weather conditions, we have unfortunately canceled Thursday's in-person quarterly meeting.
Instead, please register for the quarterly meeting webinar which will take place on March 22 from 9:30am-11am.
Additional event login information will be provided after you register.
If you could, please do this webinar via computer/internet access (rather than simply calling in) so that you can take part in our interactive virtual group discussion.
The NJSPN Team
March 2018 is New Jersey STEM Month
For the past three years, New Jersey has hosted its annual New Jersey STEM Week to promote the state's commitment to STEM excellence. In our quest to designate another week to STEM in March we have, with the support of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker's office, officially designated the entire month of March as New Jersey STEM Month 2018!
Throughout the entire month of March, STEM events will be hosted throughout the state to promote New Jersey’s commitment to STEM excellence. We encourage companies, employees, schools, students, parents, museums, afterschool programs, and others to promote their STEM activities.
Some past events include a student research showcase at the Statehouse where legislators were introduced to the Governor’s STEM Scholars research projects and these scholars, along with the Research & Development Council of New Jersey and the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, were recognized with a joint ceremonial resolution on the floor of the Assembly.
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