Collaborations and Partnerships
Education and Outreach engages in a Collaboration and Partnership model to expand the network of those involved in supporting STEM Education and to leverage resources to maximize the scope and impact of STEM initiatives. The EOC has many partners and collaborators; explore the links to learn more about several of the partners with whom we work most closely.
Educators in the Workplace
(Female Alliance – STEM Excellence):
FASE is an alliance of business, education and community representatives from the multi-county region. As a lead partner, the EOC and a growing list of partners encourage excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among the women and girls of this region.
Key initiatives include support of Young Women for STEM (YW4STEM) Recognition Nights, FASE Discovery Camp, Mini Grants for teacher development, female STEM Professional role models, informal educational programming, and educational presentations to guide others in engaging girls in STEM.
- Armstrong County Forum for Workforce Excellence: http://www.acworkforceforum.org/
The Armstrong County Forum for Workforce Excellence is committed to enhancing the workforce development of our County and region. The EOC works with the Forum to build strategies to improve and enhance workforce development through connections with educators, employers, government, and other community stakeholders.
- Armstrong Educational Trust:
The Armstrong Educational Trust brings post-secondary education and training opportunities to Armstrong County.
- National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP):
http://www.ngcproject.org/ and the PA STEM
Girls Collaborative Project:
Involvements with the NGCP and the PA STEM Girls Collaborative Project engage the EOC on both the national and the state level in bringing organizations together that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- PA STEM Initiative
- NW PA STEM:http://nwstem.com/
The Northwest Region Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Network is one of five networks in the Commonwealth working to create regional STEM Strategies for its stakeholders. The EOC is supportive of the efforts to collaborate and share programs that will expand options for students to acquire literacy to prepare them for high-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers.
- Central PA STEM: http://www.francis.edu/centralPAstem.htm
The Central PA STEM Initiative is coordinated through the Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center. The Central PA STEM Region consists of 32 counties, 178 public school districts, 9 intermediate units, 5 workforce investment boards, and approximately 90 institutions of higher education. STEM champions have been identified throughout the STEM Region and have indicated their interest in helping advance the goals of the PA STEM Initiative by signing the Central PA STEM Compact.
- IUP Northpointe: http://www.iup.edu/northpointe/default.aspx
The EOC and IUP Northpointe share a common purpose in providing opportunities for area youth to gain access to educational and career opportunities that will prepare them well for future placement in high skill, high wage employment.
- Lenape Tech: http://www.lenape.k12.pa.us/index.html
Lenape Tech's mission to " develop the foundation for students to succeed in an ever changing, technological world by providing an active learning environment which will lead to a prosperous and rewarding future for self, family, and community" makes them a perfect partner in the EOC's STEM education efforts.
- Engineering Ambassadors at Penn State University: http://www.engr.psu.edu/ambassadors/
The Engineering Ambassadors are the student representatives of Penn State's College of Engineering. Through presentations and campus tours, visits to middle schools and high schools, and use of social media, the Engineering Ambassadors educate students on the importance of engineering to the health, happiness, and safety of our world.