• The results are in!

    Posted by Sarah Ness on 9/10/2018

    The results from the Regional STEM Networking round table events are in! Thank you to the over 80 educators, post-secondary education, higher educaiton, and business stakeholders who came together to disucss the systems problems and opportunities available in southeast Minnesota related to STEM educaiton and STEM career pipelines. 


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  • STEM Forward becomes an affiliate member of STEM Education Coalition

    Posted by Sarah Ness on 8/31/2018

    STEM Education Coalition

    We are excited to announce that STEM Forward has become an affiliate member of the STEM Education Coalition, a STEM advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. 

    "The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition is the broadest and most unified voice advocating for policies to improve STEM education at the national, state, and local levels."

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  • Looking Forward to Tuesday's Regional STEM Networking Event!

    Posted by Sarah Ness on 8/8/2018

    Wow! The excitement around next Tuesday's Regional STEM Networking Event is insane! Our goal was to get 100 people to attend this first annual free event... and we are so close with just a few days to go. If you have not been let in on this event, let me tell you about it... oh wait. Did I mention that it is free?



    There will be networking. Lots of networking! Events like this are the best way to meet others in our region, find potential partners to collaborate on projects for you workforce and STEM education needs, and learn about the latest and greatest happening around STEM education, pathway alignment opportunities, and workforce development. 

    There will be resources. Lots and lots of resources! Between the businesses, non-profits, post-secondary education intuitions, and K-12 school districts, there will be tons of knowledge, insight, and physical resources available for you. With local and state partners like STEM Forward, SciMathMN, Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine, Rochester Art Center, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Development, Inc., in one room you will have the right connectors available to speak with, provide focus for future efforts, and tap into for other resources. 

    There will be strategic conversations around supporting STEM learning and success in workforce development. Connect with southeast Minnesota educators and industry professionals to build healthy and collaborative partnerships for the benefit of students and the future of our communities. We are not holding back on the sheer knowledge and resource activators available to you in southeast Minnesota. You have front row access to some of our top innovators and thinkers with local power-houses like Miki Radovanovic from Avra Hospitality, Sunny Prubhakar from CWS and The Commission, George Chapple from Daikin Applied, Karin McCabe from McGough Construction, Caer Rohrer Vitek from Mayo Clinic, Kelly Braun from Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools, Pam Bagniewski from Rochester Catholic Schools, and Brenda Grupe from Houston Public Schools as facilitators, you have front row access to some of our top innovators and thinkers.

    There will be food. Yes, good food, from Rochester's own Canadian Honker/Powers Ventures. Seriously, come eat.

    There will be free admission to the state-of-the-art interactive exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. Explore this one-of-a-kind exhibit about genomic science: Genome, Unlocking Life's Code. This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, highlights the genome — the complete set of genetic or hereditary material of a living organism — and features the breakthroughs that have taken place since the completion of the Human Genome Project. Using media interactives, 3D models, custom animations and videos of real-life stories, this exhibit examines both the benefits and challenges that genomics presents to modern society.

    There will be discounted rates for your future group tours to this exhibit! Speak to the the Rochester Art Center staff about your school or organizations group rates now through Steptember for future visits! Did I mention curriculum is available for 7-12 educators to prep your students for the tours?

    See you Tuesday!



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  • A Year In Review

    Posted by Sarah Ness on 1/25/2018

    What a whirlwind of fun it has been over the past year building on the legacy of RAMSP over the past year! Click here to see the great things RAMSP partners done to promote STEM in our K-12 schools.

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  • RAMSP Names 2017 Outstanding Educators

    Posted by Sarah Ness on 12/19/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Two educators from southeast Minnesota are named Outstanding Educators from the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership. Congratulations to Kristen Seeger (Albert Lea Schools) and Shannon Johnson (Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools)! This award recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching, outstanding leadership, and focus on continuous improvement which serves to move students toward high achievement in world-class standards in math, science and technology. 

    A total of ten educators from southeast Minnesota were nominated for the 2017 Rochester Area Math Science Partnership Outstanding Educator Award. Congratulations to the following eight nominees for their accomplishments and pursuit of growth in STEM education in the community: Bruce Fruitger (Rochester Public Schools), Dr. Cynthia Hanson (Pine Island Schools), Mark Nechanicky (Albert Lea Schools), Matt Cada (Plainview-Elgin-Millville), Natalie Schneider (Kasson-Mantorville), Pam Bagniewski (Rochester Catholic Schools), Steve Moericke (Dover-Eyota Schools), and Valerie Kafka (Rochester Public Schools).

    These ten educators will be celebrated at the RAMSP Outstanding Educator Award Ceremony & Dinner on January 17, 2018 at Southeast Service Cooperative. Please join us for this free celebration and  learn more about our outstanding educators, nominees, and the progress the Partnership has made in enhancing educational outcomes and supporting quality improvement in our partnered schools.

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