An Open Invitation to All Interested STEM Organizations and Stakeholders
The Concept: Assessment tools, “evaluation” metrics and other analytical methods are widely available and well understood for STEM organizations — yet a national inventory of such assets does not exist. Moreover, Results-based STEM program information for many organizations is lacking or inconsistent across a broad range of activities. The consequence?
Difficulty in measuring SUCCESS within STEM organizations,
Inability to locate STEM models that work, and
Missed opportunities to share “best practices” with organizations struggling to find good role models to emulate, inability to collaborate, isolation, and disaffection.
STEMconnector and ASTRA have partnered in applying SMART* metrics across a continuum of STEM effort in a project funded by Cisco
With more than 4,700 national, state and local STEM education programidentified within the past six months, a Pilot Program has been completed using information provide by 125 STEM organizations chosen for varying characteristics and following a taxonomy developed by the STEMconnector
project. By December 2012 we aspire to have STEM Results Profiles for at least 1,200 U.S.-based STEM organizations.
Our Vision: The Project is about finding STEM Results. That means numbers, factors, quantities — all sorts of measurable results and outputs of STEM programs (such as return on investment, jobs, career choices, learning accomplished, $$$ awarded, skills, degrees earned, etc.) related to STEM activities. And we need Your help!
Why? To establish a national resource that informs, educates, harnesses greater creativity within the STEM community, and informs all citizens about STEM choices for our future. The Project will also enable us to Salute, Honor and Promote STEM Results at all levels of activity.
How you Can Help: Please join with us in developing a STEM Results profile for your own organization or other STEM Programs that you are aware of —
Please join us in this important study... If you and / or your organization are interested, please contact Robert S. Boege, Project Director at STEMConnector by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org