Regional Industries and STEM Education (RISE)

RISE is a peer group for Philadelphia-area industries and businesses interested in STEM education. 

This initiative was launched in partnership between the Philadelphia Education Fund and GSK in collaboration with the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem and the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective.

The design of this group is based on research pertaining to similar initiatives throughout the country.  

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RISE Goals

  • Help industries understand the Philadelphia STEM landscape.

  • Allow participants to share successes and challenges.

  • Explore ways in which industries can collaborate.

  • Cultivate partnerships between

  • industries and STEM programs.

  • Provide opportunities for participants to showcase their STEM engagement.

  • Continue to authentically champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Monthly meetings

RISE members meet monthly  (virtually), from 12 to 1 PM on the third Monday of every month. PEF and GSK commit to timely communication, well-run meetings, and opportunities for participants’ input.

Upcoming 2022 Meetings:

  • November 21st

  • December 19th


For any additional details or information, contact: 


Nancy Peter, Ed.D.

Director, McKinney Center for STEM Education

Philadelphia Education Fund

718 Arch Street, Suite 700 North

Philadelphia, PA 19106