North Country STEM Learning Network
The North Country STEM Network, founded in 2012, is one of 10 regional Empire State Learning Networks.
We serve to energize and focus community resources to design, develop, implement and demonstrate innovative, sustainable, and transferable STEM learning experiences for economic vitality and exceptional quality of life. Our goals and objectives fall into four focus areas: students, educators, economic development and communication.
To assure strong communication and foster collaboration and innovation among all community partners, the Network is organized into three regional hubs, each with local leadership.
The Network is governed by a Steering Committee composed of representatives from public schools, higher education, business and industry, workforce development, out-of-school programs, and regional hub leaders.
Our network includes seven counties in Northern New York.
The North Country STEM Learning Network fosters collaboration and innovation across all community resources to empower diverse learners for educational and career success in a global, interconnected society.
.Leverage community resources to empower STEM learning.
Design, develop, and implement innovative, sustainable STEM learning experiences
Disseminate across the network transferable STEM experiences for economic vitality and exceptional quality of life.
Empire STEM is a statewide, community-led collaborative committed to advancing STEM education to prepare all students for success in school, work and life. Communities are mobilizing to form interconnected regional STEM hubs across New York State with goals relevant to local needs, capacities and priorities that are aligned to the Network’s mission, vision and design principles.
Empire STEM mission
Advance STEM education to prepare all students in New York State for success in school, work and life
The Empire STEM Network seeks to prepare a skilled workforce to meet the growing demands of business and industry and to secure America’s place as a leader in our global society. Tomorrow’s workers, regardless of position or job, must be problem solvers, critical thinkers, collaborators and life-long learners. These skills must be embedded in all curricula at all grade levels from pre-school through college. Multiple opportunities must be afforded students to apply these skills to real world problems in multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environments that challenge them to take risks, spark creativity and reward divergent thinking.
The Empire STEM Network is divided into 10 regions or “hubs.” The geographic boundaries align with the Regional Economic Development Councils. Membership is open to any individual or organization that has a vested interest in STEM education. Regional Networks seek participants from all stakeholder groups or nodes: business, government, informal education entities, non-governmental agencies, higher education, and p-12 schools, both public and private.