Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem

who we are

The Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem encompasses the rich environment of STEM programming, education, and opportunities throughout Philadelphia. We are one of eighty-nine national STEM Ecosystems, supported by the STEM Funders Network and based on a collective impact model. 

Our goal is to promote just and equitable access to STEM opportunities for children and youth.  Our work is made possible by the collaboration of over 400 members who believe that everyone benefits when students succeed in STEM. 


& vision

  • Mission:                                        By increasing collaboration, identifying gaps in resources and enhancing the quality of STEM education, the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem promotes just and equitable access to STEM opportunities for all children and youth.

  • Vision:                                            All young people in Philadelphia have equal access to quality STEM education, STEM employment, and STEM career opportunities.

join the Ecosystem

There is no fee to become or obligations with being a STEM Ecosystem member.

Membership Benefit:

  • Contact and collaboration with people from different sectors of STEM education

  • Access to an agile network of colleagues that respond quickly to inquiries 

  • Ability to influence STEM education, policy, and funding

  • Connections to national Ecosystems and their issues, ideas, and resolutions

  • Invitation to special meetings and webinars


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Betsy Payne


Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem

215-665-1400, ext. 3333

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