Maine Connections & Pathways to STEM

Our goal is to strengthen the Maine network of STEM education, research, and industry by continuing to build, update, maintain and expand a web-based interface providing up-to-date resources for students, parents, educators, and other professionals. The Web site and related outreach activities will provide information and pathways for pursuing studies and related careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, specifically relevant to Maine residents. It will also function as a forum to bring together diverse user groups ? students, educators, parents, researchers, businesspeople, policymakers - with information about STEM programs, events, institutions, and careers in Maine.

Year Established 2007
Boys Served Annually 0
Girls Served Annually 0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities? No
Program led by a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)]: Yes
Areas of Interest General ScienceTechnologyEngineeringMath
Racial Demographics 0% Asian0% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0% American Indian/Alaska Native
Populations Served diversity focus
Current Evaluation Process number served measureparticipant data (example: grades)
Needed Resources/Activities evaluation/assessment servicesspeakers
Available Resources/Activities computer accessfacilities/physical spacespeakers
Collaboration Interests providing in-kind supportsharing resourcesworking with industry representatives
PO Box 607 281 Main Street Damariscotta, ME 04543
Main Contact Susie Valaitis Vice President 207-563-5929 svalaitis ibparticipation.org
Main Organization Information

Institute for Broadening Participation

To broaden participation and increase diversity in STEM research and education. Specifically supporting pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Particular emphasis is placed on connecting traditionally underrepresented groups with STEM programs and resources, including funding and mentoring opportunities.