Massachusetts STEM Week

October 22 - 26, 2018 | #massstemweek


First Annual Statewide STEM Week

Baker-Polito Administration announce focus on STEM education during week in October aimed at sparking student interest and knowledge

In an effort to boost students’ interest and raise awareness of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, the Baker-Polito Administration has declared a statewide STEM Week from October 22-26, 2018, and is asking educators at all grade levels to participate by planning lessons, events, and activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and math throughout the week.

Students from pre-kindergarten through high school and postsecondary institutions will be encouraged to take part in hands-on learning that aligns topics across STEM subjects and connects to other curricula. While STEM Week will be directed toward all students, there will be a particular emphasis on middle and high school students, who are on the verge of thinking about college and careers.

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Governor Charlie Baker & Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Governor Charlie Baker & Lt. Governor Karyn Polito


View the STEM programs, events, speakers and field trips that are available in your area during Massachusetts STEM Week.

Become a Part of STEM Week

To get involved in Mass STEM Week 2018, please contact Alexis Lian ( or your Regional STEM Director, listed below.


Begun in 2004, the state’s Regional STEM Networks serve as hubs for connecting educators, community leaders and industry partners to further excite and energize students about opportunities in STEM subjects. These networks are among the longest standing STEM Networks in the country.

Berkshire | Pioneer Valley | Central | Metro West |  Northeast |  Metro North |  Boston |  Southeast | Cape Cod

Berkshire Network

Monica Joslin, Network Director
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
(413) 662-5242

Shannon Zayac, Project Manager
(413) 662-5222

Pioneer Valley Network

Jeff Hayden, Network Director
Holyoke Community College
(413) 552-2587

Central Network

Kathy Chen, Executive Director
The STEM Education Center at WPI
(508) 831-6221

Terry Adams, Project Manager
(508) 831-5198

Metro West Network

Margaret Carroll, Network Director
Framingham State University
(508) 626-4720

Irene Porro, Project Manager
Framingham State University
(508) 626-4056

Northeast Network

Christine Shaw, Ph.D., Co-Director
Merrimack College
(781) 983-0791

Gail Gasparich, Co-Director
Salem State University
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 542-6265

Metro North Network

Chris Albrizio-Lee, Network Director
Metro North Regional Employment Board
(617) 864-1524

Ben Christensen, Project Manager
(617) 864-1550

Boston Network

Alysia Ordway, Principal Investigator
Boston Private Industry Council
(617) 488-1321

Hilary Brayton, Network Director
Boston Private Industry Council
(617) 488-1335

Cape Cod Network

Bridgette Burger, Network Director
Cape Cod Community College
(508) 362-2131 , x4459

Southeast Network

Stacey Kaminski, Executive Director
(508) 531-1437

Katherine Honey, Network Coordinator
(508) 215-7958

Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Advisory Council is established by M.G.L. Chapter 6, Section 218 in order to expand access to high-quality STEM education for students across the Commonwealth. Members of the Council include individuals from academia, business, government and non-profits who believe in the necessity of a STEM-literate and skilled citizenry ready to meet the needs of a 21st Century workforce.

Mass STEM Week Partners


  • MA High Tech Council

  • MA Life Sciences Center

  • Massachusetts National Guard

  • MA School Administrators Association

  • MA State Science Engineering Fair

  • MA Tech Collaborative

  • MA Technology Leadership Council

  • MA Workforce Development Board

  • Mass Insight

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

  • Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA)

  • MassCAN

  • MassHire Metro North Workforce Board

  • MassSTEM Hub

  • Merrimack College

  • Microsoft

  • Museum of Science

  • National Grid

  • Project Lead The Way

  • Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy

  • Salem State University

  • Science from Scientists

  • Science Teachers Assoc. (MAST)

  • Simmons University

  • ST Math

  • Stand for Children

  • Teach Plus

  • TechHUB Collaborative

  • Thermo Fisher

  • UMass Donahue Institute

  • University of Massachusetts

  • Vertex

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

  • Alliance for Vocational Technical Education (AVTE)

  • American Technical Education Association

  • Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)


  • Boston Private Industry Council

  • Bridgewater State University

  • Brockton Area Branch of the NAACP

  • Cape Cod Community College

  • College Board

  • Commonwealth Corporation

  • Computer Science Teachers Association - Western MA

  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)- Greater Boston

  • Council of State University Presidents

  • Dassault Systemes

  • Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

  • Department of Higher Education

  • Department of Early Education and Care

  • Framingham State University

  • GE Foundation

  • General Dynamics

  • i2 Learning

  • MathWorks

  • MA Afterschool Partnership

  • MA Association of School Committees (MASC)

  • MA Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)

  • MA Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA)

  • MA BioEd Foundation

  • MA Business Alliance for Education (MBAE)

  • MA Business Roundtable

  • MA Charter Public School Association

  • MA Clean Energy Center

  • MA Community Colleges Executive Offices

  • MA Competitive Partnership


i2 Learning

i2 Learning partners with schools and school districts to bring immersive, hands-on STEM learning to middle school students. Working with school leaders, STEM corporations and philanthropic foundations, i2 Learning provides curriculum, teacher professional development and all materials and supplies for schools to strengthen STEM education in cities and states across the United States and throughout the world. For more information, please visit i2 Learning developed this website in partnership with the MA STEM Advisory Council.