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Idaho North & North Central EcosySTEM

Mission Statement for STEM INNC

The Idaho North & North Central EcosySTEM (STEM INNC) coordinates and collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve access, equity, and inclusion in STEM for all.

STEM INNC's stakeholders include:

  • Formal and informal preK-higher education educators
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Government and state agencies
  • Nonprofit and community organizations
  • Business/industry partners

As a regional alliance of the Idaho STEM Ecosystem, STEM INNC strives to support the state vision and our regional mission through the following:

Goals

To collaborate as a region with other established STEM ecosystems to further our statewide goals.

Connect with other STEM entities regionally to enhance our efforts and minimize unnecessary duplication while ensuring equity and inclusion for all Idahoans.

Working Groups for STEM INNC

  • Communication: Includes Hub Coordinator and others to provide overall strategies for email, social media, and/or other communication methods. This working group also monitors the work of a website development committee.
  • Steering Committee: Includes Hub Coordinator and at least one representative from Communications Working Group, as well as others, to set goals, create governance structure, initiate any funding efforts, regulate expenditures, and align regional efforts with the state and national efforts.

Envisioned Outcomes for STEM INNC

  1. Connection to resources and activities
  2. Support for STEM career pathways at all stages
  3. Coordination and networking among partners
  4. Promotion of equitable access
  5. Sustain ecosystem

“An ecosystem embodies every aspect of a single habitat, including all interactions between its different elements.”
Quoted from - https://biologydictionary.net/ecosystem/

Idaho North & North Central EcosySTEM Logo in PNG format

Leadership Contacts

 

Idaho STEM Action Center Liaison
Erica Compton
erica.compton@stem.idaho.gov

STEM Kids with Drone
STEM Kids

STEM INNC Steering Committee Meetings:

  • November 10, 2021

 

Please visit the Idaho STEM Action Center webpage for Opportunities.

Coming Soon!

Local stakeholders know what is best for their community. And yet, there are untapped opportunities for local, regional and state school systems and community organizations to work together to provide high- quality STEM education for more students, particularly underserved and underrepresented students. Barriers to collaboration often include lack of time and resources, and lack of infrastructure. The STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative provides the necessary support to help local stakeholders with a common goal align their resources and efforts to maximize results for kids, teachers and parents—and to create systemic change in how the community prepares students for success through STEM. This effort addresses the decided lack of coordination within the field, a challenge that has stalled progress in closing equity gaps and dramatically improving students’ STEM literacy. By relying on coordination between unlikely partners—such as school districts, teachers, parents, higher education institutions and informal STEM programs, to name a few—each Ecosystem can transform the local infrastructure for ensuring more students, particularly underserved and underrepresented students, develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. https://stemecosystems.org/faqs/

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Idaho STEM EcosySTEMRight click on images to save in PNG and JPG format or download the zipped files below.  Logo zipped files include a stylesheet in pdf format.

 

 

STEM INNC logo background, created by Jonny Smith, depicts Smith Peak of the Selkirk Mountains imprinted with the Idaho STEM symbol. Green represents regions 1 & 2 in the Idaho state outline. The blue waters stand for the many lakes and rivers of North Idaho and North Central Idaho.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2013234.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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