Regional STEM Engagement Meetings Held

More than 100 people from across Appalachian Ohio convened in three discussions about the region’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education capacity, as well as STEM-related jobs and economic growth potential.

One meeting was convened in each of Appalachian Ohio’s three State Economic Development Regions (7, 10, and 11). Representative from K12, higher education and business were invited to discuss how to move Appalachian Ohio forward in STEM education and economic development. The group also discussed next steps – one of which could include seeking public and private resources for the development of high-impact STEM education initiatives.

Both the meeting notes and the PowerPoint presentations used to give an overview of each region at the beginning of the meetings are available for download:

Further action will be forthcoming based upon the input from these meetings.

Many thanks to our meeting hosts: the OSU Endeavor Center in Piketon (September 9); West Elementary School in Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District (September 10); and Rio Grande Community College’s Bernard V. Fultz Center, Meigs County (September 11).

Partners:  Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education (OACHE), Shawnee State University, Ohio STEM Learning Network, Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Governor’s Office of Appalachia, Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS), Southeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (SEOCEMS), Ohio University Regional Campuses

Last edited on 10.06.2008 at 10:54 a.m. by Gina