In September 2015, the STEM Funders Network announced their selection of 27 communities to pilot the national STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative. In May 2016, the STEM Funders Network announced the addition of ten ecosystem communities to join the national STEM Ecosystems Initiative followed by another 17 in 2017.
This Initiative, built on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations, seeks to nurture and scale effective STEM learning opportunities for all young people. The selected sites from across the United States have demonstrated cross-sector collaborations to deliver rigorous, effective preK-16 instruction in STEM learning.
CSOs will attend as members of their respective STEM Ecosystems.