May 31, 2017
High quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are a top priority for our nation. In recent decades, a number of cross-sector partnerships or STEM networks have developed in cities, across regions, and at the national level. Ensuring access to the opportunities afforded by these STEM networks helps individuals, communities, businesses, etc. to optimize the valuable work that impacts the potential of our children and youth, and advances economic and community development.
We are conducting a very brief survey (seven items) to identify the STEM networks across this nation. For the purposes of this research, a STEM network is defined as: A formal cross-sector partnership designed to advance access to and engagement with high quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning experiences for all. Other subject areas (e.g., art, agriculture, health, etc.) may also be part of the mission. The network is defined by shared goals and respect for each stakeholder’s role and needs that are central to the collaboration, and that drive the partnership.
This research is funded by the Network of STEM Education Centers and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The results will be made public through the websites from the professional organizations that are participating in this effort, including ITEEA, the American Society for Engineering Educators, the Network of STEM Education Centers, and the National Alliance for Broader Impacts, as well as the Office of Research and Educational Outreach located in the School of Education at Virginia Tech.
You can share information about one or more STEM networks based on your available time. The survey is designed to capture the information for up to 10 STEM networks. It takes only about 5 minutes to complete the seven items related to each STEM network. Item #1 is listed below as an example item:
please write the entire name and the acronym, if used
International Technology and Engineering Association, ITEEA
We value your time and would appreciate what you can contribute. All responses are anonymous and will be aggregated across all submissions. Please submit your completed survey by June 16, 2017. The link to the survey can be found here.
Please contact Dr. Susan Magliaro (540-231-8325; firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Thank you for your participation.
Susan G. Magliaro, Ed.D.
Professor Emerita, Educational Psychology
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