Innovation Month was created by the UMass Medical School Regional Science Resource Center (RSRC) in partnership with other members of the Central Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Network, with the shared goal to improve STEM education and increase the number of students interested in related careers. Worcester public schools, institutions of higher education, employers, nonprofit organizations and the Central Massachusetts STEM Network raise awareness of the many STEM-related job opportunities by bringing the world of STEM careers to all Worcester seventh graders. Partners connect STEM professionals in the community with Worcester middle school students through a variety of classroom and community events during Innovation Month.
“With all the regional, statewide and national discussions about innovation and economic growth, it is important to remember that it all begins with a strong, relevant and engaging K–12 STEM education,” said Sandra Mayrand, director of the RSRC. “With Innovation Month, as with our other programs, we help support and advance the work of schools and the entire community to build that strong academic foundation for our students.”
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