New Jersey STEM Month 2018
New Jersey STEM Month is a month-long celebration highlighting the Garden State’s strong presence and accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math. In recognition and celebration of New Jersey’s world-class STEM economy, both Governor Murphy, via gubernatorial proclamation, and Assemblyman Zwicker, via legislative ceremonial resolution, designated the entire month of March 2018 as New Jersey STEM Month.
“STEM Month highlights the students that are going to be the next generation of scientists and engineers."
STEM Month Events
STEM Month Mini Grants
Thanks to the generosity of the Overdeck Family Foundation, New Jersey STEM Month mini grants of up to $500 were awarded to 21 different organizations with the purpose of enhancing their STEM Month events.
'Stem fair' at the new jersey statehouse
On March 26th, the NJSPN celebrated New Jersey STEM Month with a ‘STEM Fair’ at the New Jersey State House in Trenton. The fair showcased 17 STEM organizations from across the state, each highlighting their work to drive excellence in New Jersey’s STEM pipeline. Over the course of several hours, over 100 attendees, including dozens of state legislative representatives, visited the presenting organizations to learn about the many STEM initiatives going on around the state. Each of these organizations also received a ceremonial legislative resolution requested by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker of the 16th Legislative District.
Delran STEM ecosystem alliance 'stem Crawl'
To support New Jersey’s ‘cradle to career’ STEM initiative, the Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance used their STEM Month mini-grant to organize a ‘STEM crawl’ on March 16th. The multi-stop tour showcased the large network of community innovators who share the same goal of broader participation in New Jersey STEM. On the crawl, participants experienced a quick “cradle to career” pathway of their own, beginning the day at Delran County Schools (which serves students in grades K-2), advancing to Delran High School, graduating to a showcase at Rowan Community College at Burlington County and finishing at Radwell, International to focus on career opportunities in STEM.