Can you imagine your state having a state agency solely focused on equitable STEM education and fostering a thriving STEM ecosystem? It is possible! Members of the Idaho STEM Ecosystem will share how they created a state agency through legislation under the Office of the Governor. Presenters will discuss the formation of the state agency, the role of key partnerships that made it possible, how legislative mandates have been brought to scale. Participants will brainstorm with one another and the presenters on how to create a STEM education agency within their own local/state government.
PRESENTER: Angela Hemingway, Executive Director, Idaho STEM Action Center
ECOSYSTEM: Idaho STEM Ecosystem
FOCUS AREAS: Partnerships, Systems that Sustain the Work, Connections to Learning