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.
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.