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New Jersey STEM Pathways Network Quarterly Meeting

December 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The NJSTEM Pathways Network, a public-private strategic alliance, meets quarterly to define and guide 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.

Special guests/speakers Senator Kean and Assemblyman Zwicker.


10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Welcome

The Honorable Rochelle Hendricks, Secretary of Higher Education

Laura Overdeck, Overdeck Family Foundation

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Review of NJSPN Priority Areas

Kim Case, Research & Development Council of New Jersey

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. NJSPN/Ecosystem Assessment

Laurie Harrington, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. New Jersey STEM Opportunities and Challenges in 2018 and Beyond

Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr., Legislative District 21

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Legislative District 16

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. New Jersey STEM Ecosystems Grant Announcement

Presented by Secretary Hendricks and Laura Overdeck

Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance

Liberty STEM Alliance

Newark STEAM Coalition

South Jersey STEM & Innovation Partnership

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. March 9-18, 2018 STEM Week Planning with NJSPN Action Groups

Committees/Action Groups: Communications, Equity, Special Events, Systems Approach to Advance STEM, and Workforce Development

Questions for Discussion:

  • How can your action group goals move forward with STEM Week?
  • What can your action group/organization contribute to STEM Week (e.g. publicity contacts; showcase programs in STEM Crawl, etc.)?

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch & End of Year Celebration

See “website” below for link to RSVP