These are formed around a topic of interest by the members. The group sets a goal and develops a plan of action to be accomplished within a certain amount of time, or can be long-standing. Learn more HERE.
The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective:
In 2020, the Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) was selected to launch a major initiative within the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem; a partnership between Glaxo Smith-Kline (GSK) and PEF - the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective. Its goal is to cultivate STEM equity, access, and inclusion in STEM career pathways for Philadelphia students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM occupations. Learn more HERE.
There are no fees or obligations to become a STEM Ecosystem member, Members can simply be recipients of emails and announcements, or they can participate in meetings, and in online discussions or be part of a
Ecosystem Workgroups or in the Equity Collective,
To join, click on the "join us" button below:
Ecosystem Members are stakeholders actively engaged in local STEM education efforts. They are part of a diverse and dynamic spectrum of individuals and organizations: schools and school districts, intermediaries and community-based groups, museums and environmental centers, colleges and universities, government agencies, and businesses and corporations.
Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem Steering Committee:
A group representing varied sectors of Philadelphia that cultivate and direct synergy between the Ecosystem goals, objectives, activities, and workgroups. They are:
Nancy Peter, McKinney Center for STEM Education, Philadelphia Education Fund
Betsy Payne, Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem, Philadelphia Education Fund
Charity Lisko, TKTK Program
Jeffrey Popyack, Drexel University
KD Davenport, School District of Philadelphia
Lisa DellaPorta, STRATIS IoT
Marilyn Torres, Academy of Natural Sciences
Phillip Brooks, University City Science Center
Salvatore Sandone, Zhang Sah Martial Arts
Victor Donnay, Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership
The Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem is one of ninety four national and international STEM Ecosystems, supported by the STEM Funders Network and based on a collective impact model. It encompasses the rich environment of STEM programming, education, and opportunities throughout Philadelphia.