NJ STEM Month
NJ STEM Month 2020
NJ STEM Month is a celebration co-hosted by the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network and Research & Development Council of New Jersey that highlights the Garden State’s incredible accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, math and innovation.
With the support of Governor Murphy’s administration and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker’s office, NJ STEM Week expanded to include the entire month of March in 2018. March is now New Jersey STEM Month as designated by the New Jersey State Legislature and gubernatorial proclamation.
NJ STEM Month 2020
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NJ STEM Month Mini-Grants
Thanks to the generosity of the Overdeck Family Foundation, NJ STEM Month mini-grants of up to $500 are awarded to different organizations with the purpose of enhancing their STEM Month events.
NJ STEM Month
Nearly 100 STEM supporters gathered together at InfoAge Science Learning Center and Museum in Wall Township to kickoff NJ STEM Month. The evening featured an actual student developed STEM Ball that dropped, a reading of the STEM Month Gubernatorial Proclamation, several inspirational speakers, a museum tour, and networking.
Read more in this news article here.
#NJSTEMMonth Twitter contest
All organizations are encouraged to join the conversation on Twitter by following @NJSTEMPathways and @RDCouncilNJ and using #NJSTEMMonth.
1 lucky winner receives a gift basket filled with a framed gubernatorial proclamation, a gift card and more!
Our 2020 winner is Rebecca Richardson, a teacher at Paulsboro School District.
STEM Showcase at State House
Due to Covid-19, the NJSPN had to cancel its annual STEM Showcase. Instead, the NJSPN went is moving in a virtual direction and designing an online “STEM Showcase” book that will be emailed to legislators and shared on our website. Stay tuned.
STEM Month Awards
The NJ STEM Month Awards are opportunities to highlight the most outstanding examples of leadership, collaboration and achievement in STEM in New Jersey.
Take a look at the 2020 award winners below.
2020 STEM Month Awards Winners
STEM Advocate of the Year:
Patrice Scully, Practice Manager at IBM
Celebrating a true spokesperson for STEM in New Jersey, this honor highlights an organization or individual who most effectively communicates the importance of STEM to New Jersey and its citizens. The NJSPN STEM Advocate of the Year is making big waves to ensure the Garden State continues to lead the nation in innovation and meaningful work. IBM’s Patrice Scully was selected for this award for her leadership and passion in bringing engineering education to students through IBM’s Discover Engineering program.
STEM Civic Leadership Award:
Arushi Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of Unknown16
STEM Collaboration of the Year:
Sanofi, Students 2 Science & the Office of the Somerset County Superintendent of Schools
STEM Corporate Champion of the Year:
STEM Educator of the Year:
Dr. Vanashri Nargund-Joshi, Professor at New Jersey City University
Awarded to an individual or organization that has dedicated their time and energy to successfully improving STEM learning outcomes for students in New Jersey. The STEM Educator of the Year understands STEM as more than an acronym and promotes STEM as a way of thinking, developing a growth mindset and STEM identities in all learners. Dr. Nargund-Joshi was selected for this award because of her role in leading the Liberty STEM Alliance Ecosystem, conducting numerous parents and students workshops, and creating “The Parent Academy,” a platform for parents, families, caregivers and educators that focuses on increasing their scientific knowledge of learning and development to improve the lives of children.
Check out our NJ STEM Month one-pager!
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