Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem
An encounter in a “Lead STEM” Capstone Project ignited the formation of the Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem (PSSE). The PSSE is a collection of STEM Ecosystems and STEM networks across Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, that through purposeful cooperation and collaboration, focuses primarily on creating professional networks and a stable community of practice.
In the fall of 2020, PSSE joined with the Pennsylvania STEM Coalition - a statewide, cross-sector network of over 800 stakeholders. Similar to PSSE, the PA STEM Coalition strove to provide equitable access to STEM learning experiences for every learner - from early childhood through higher education. In 2022, the PSSE and the Coalition consolidated into one entity - the Pennsylvania Statewide STEM Ecosystem. Administered by a 14-member Leadership Team that meets regularly and represents Pennsylvania’s diverse regions and perspectives, it is composed of STEM Ecosystem Leads as well as an Advisory Board.
The PSSE is a collective effort for:
A common vision for STEM
Monthly virtual statewide STEM collaboration meetings
The expansion of STEM Ecosystems
The review of Pennsylvania’s Science standards
We invite all of the Pennsylvania’s STEM Champions to join us and to continue to support Pennsylvania’s vision for STEM!
Through purposeful cooperation and collaboration, PSSE facilitates stakeholder convenings, amplifies STEM resources, drafts policy recommendations, and stewards a community of practice to advance equitable access and inclusion in quality STEM education and workforce development.
All Pennsylvanians will have access to quality
STEM education and career pathways to
become tomorrow’s leaders, influencers,
November 17th, 8:30-9:30am, We have a new Governor! What happens next for our STEM & Computer Science Initiatives?
December 1st, 4:00-5:00pm
December 15th, 8:30-9:30am
To attend any of the above meetings register HERE.
As part of the PSSE, you can communicate directly with other members by using the list HERE.
Please be aware that you:
MAY NOT use this list to fundraise for your agency, to relay non-STEM information, etc.
MAY use this list to communicate with other PSSE Members;
Do BLIND-COPY the recipients
Make the SUBJECT LINE specific.
Start your salutation with PSSE
MEMBERS so we know it is shared from within the PSSE.
STEM education Policy mem0 to the Biden administration
The PSSE is pleased to present this policy memo which is based on a stakeholder survey implemented in winter 2021. The survey collected data from 160 of stakeholders, comprised of a diverse sampling of professionals working as principals, teachers, formal and informal STEM educators, consultants, program managers, heads of professional development, school counselors, superintendents, assistant superintendents, and more. This memo is intended to help inform and guide the Biden/Harris administration as the administration designs and implements policies pertaining to STEM Education.
To view the STEM Education
Policy Memo, click HERE.
The PSSE Is working on two complementary Asset Maps; one that identifies and provides details about Pennsylvania’s formal and informal STEM Ecosystems; and another that identifies the locations of all 800+ STEM Coalition Members. Both have the common goal of identifying and, ideally, filling gaps in Pennsylvania’s STEM resources, services, and supports.