Over 900 register for Mass. STEM Summit. WAITING LIST CLOSED.
Posted on: 10/14/12
Nearly 1,000 people have registered for the 9th annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, making it the state's largest STEM Summit thus far. More than 700 people attended the event at the Newton Marriott last year, prompting the move to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, a site large enough to accommodate the high number of expected attendees. With the October 18th event now at maximum capacity, the waiting list is closed.
Hosted by the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and the UMass Donahue Institute, the Summit brings together leaders in business, government and education to discuss programs that promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education from early childhood through adulthood and progress on implementation of the Statewide STEM Plan. The STEM mission is tied to the economic development goals of the Commonwealth, preparing the state’s residents to fill the highly skilled jobs needed to propel an innovative economy.
Massachusetts is frequently cited as a leader in STEM education. In March of 2011, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, along with Innovate+Educate, a national non-profit committed to advancing STEM education by connecting industry and education with states, recognized the state as the national model for STEM initiatives.