UNC Pembroke is partnering with the new STEM SENC which has been selected to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, SLECOP, an initiative to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math.
STEM SENC (Southeastern North Carolina) will now connect with 67 other Ecosystems. Students must have quality, applicable STEM education to enable them to thrive in today’s world. STEM SENC’s work is grounded in an understanding that jobs in STEM careers are growing rapidly and that the national average wage for STEM-related occupations is nearly double that of non-STEM careers.
STEM Learning Ecosystems build strong collaborations in schools and beyond—in afterschool and summer programs, at home, with local business and industry partners, and in science centers, libraries and other places. Ecosystems strive to enable students to connect what they learn at home, in school and out-of-school with real-world opportunities.
Originally published June 5, 2018.