Recap – STEM Month 2022

NJ STEM Month

2022 Recap

NJ STEM Month 2022

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 then 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 2022

By the Numbers

TBD

Estimated number of learners impacted

1 +
Unique Events in March 2021
1
Counties Participated

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.

30

Participating Organizations

20,000

Estimated Learners
Impacted

20

Counties
Impacted

#NJSTEMMonth Twitter contest

All organizations are encouraged to join the conversation on Twitter by following @NJSTEMPathways and @RDCouncilNJ and using #NJSTEMMonth.

1 lucky winner will receive an official NJ STEM Month gubernatorial proclamation along with other prizes.

STEM Showcase at State House

Due to Covid-19, the NJSPN had to cancel its annual STEM Showcase. Instead, the NJSPN moved in a virtual direction and designed an online “STEM Showcase.” Check it out!

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 2022 award winners below.

2022 STEM Month Awards Winners

STEM Advocate of the Year: Dr. Paul A. Winslow, President & Co-Founder of Students 2 Science

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.

Dr. Winslow earned this award for his dedication to increasing access to STEM education and career pathways for students from economically disadvantaged communities through Students 2 Science.   

STEM Civic Leadership Award: NJ Academy of Science

Organization or individual who demonstrates extraordinary civic leadership in STEM in their community. This award will be provided to those who have sought to improve and enhance the quality of STEM in their community through initiatives that include volunteerism, mentorship, and/or training.

NJ Academy of Science’s mission to preserve and promote the advancement of STEM-related fields through developing a community STEM network truly embodies what this award is all about.  

STEM Collaboration of the Year: Jersey City Free Public Library, the Liberty Science Center and the Jersey City Public Schools' Department of Special Education

This award celebrates the individuals and/or organizations moving beyond silos to create a more connected in New Jersey. The STEM Collaborator develops partnerships and combines resources to provide outstanding STEM programming and establish clear career pathways in their community and beyond. To qualify, submissions must exhibit collaborations between three or more individuals or organizations.

This year’s STEM Collaboration honorees worked together throughout the year to create a cybersecurity pathway program that not only helps students get apprenticeship opportunities but also allows them to receive a stackable credential.  

STEM Corporate Champion of the Year: Google

An honor highlighting an organization that has demonstrated a deep commitment to supporting New Jersey’s STEM economy.  Google earned this award for supporting CS4NJ in their efforts to provide computer science education to all students and provide teachers with the training they need.  

STEM Educator of the Year: Stacy Tulloch, STEM Teacher at Lyndhurst School District

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. Whether it was through her “Legos and Literacy” program, STEM classes, revamping of the Gifted and Talented program to include a more forward thinking STEM curriculum in the Lyndhurst School District, Stacy has made an incredible impact on so many students and truly deserves this acknowledgement.      

Check out our NJ STEM Month one-pager!

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