Partnerships to Transform STEM Learning
A Case Study of a STEM Learning Ecosystem
By Patricia J. Allen, Kristin Lewis-Warner, and Gil G. Noam
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics— the disciplines known as STEM—are critically important for economic and societal development. STEM has increasingly been integrated in educational research and practice, as the national agenda has shifted in response to several high-impact reports, including Rising Above the Gathering Storm (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, 2007), which emphasized the need to increase STEM proficiency to prepare young people for the STEM workforce and to promote innovative capacity and prosperity.