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Our Mission

Create a San Diego where every learner is at the center of a rich ecosystem of connected STEM learning opportunities and STEM-supportive individuals.

Why Build a STEM Ecosystem?

 

71%

Higher Stem Wages

than the national average
(Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Investment in your future

Powering the San Diego region’s economy, advancing our society and building our shared prosperity.

+ 62%

Biomedical Engineers

And +32% Systems Software Developers STEM job growth vs. +14% All Occupations
(Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Science means security

Eliminating equity gaps by ensuring all students, no matter their ZIP code, have access to high-quality STEM learning opportunities.

350,000

Unfilled Computer Science Jobs

in computer science estimated by 2018
(Source: Microsoft Research)

The potential is huge

We need more science professionals to face the challenges and opportunities of our complex world.

Our Impact

Our STEM Community is Making an Impact

We love seeing our efforts make a difference in people’s lives. Together, we build a STEM rich San Diego.

STEM meeting attendees

Success Stats

256

Organizations
engaged

15

Programs/resources
made available

6

Working Groups

90

Partners

         

What folks say about the San Diego STEM Ecosystem

“Best way to find STEM classes in San Diego!”

SD STEM Ecosystem Infographic

Our Approach

It takes a region to successfully nurture our STEM learners.

We can accomplish more by working together than we can separately.

JOIN THE ECOSYSTEM

Our Central Project Office Team

Our Team

Central Project Office Team

The Central Project Office (CPO), the Fleet Science Center, is the backbone organization of the San Diego STEMEcosystem. The CPO supports and staffs the Steering Committee, Executive Leadership Team, and the WorkingGroups. The CPO roles and responsibilities include maintaining overall strategic coherence, coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations and implementation of work.

People

Leadership

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is an advisory group created to streamline and improve the effectiveness of the Ecosystem in supporting the efforts of the Working Groups. The ELT is composed of Steering Committee leaders and works in concert with the Working Group Chairs to help further the mission of the San Diego STEM Ecosystem.

 

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Tim Baird

Name
Tim Baird

Title
Encinitas Union School District

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Teresa Drew

Name
Teresa Drew

Title
STEM Next

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Kim Jones Glenn

Name
Kim Jones Glenn

Title
Project Lead The Way

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Sara Kamiab

Name
Sara Kamiab

Title
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Eric Meyer

Name
Eric Meyer

Title
Fleet Science Center

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Kris Mooney

Name
Kris Mooney

Title
Fleet Science Center

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Ron Ottinger

Name
Ron Ottinger

Title
STEM Next

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Ellen Peneski

Name
Ellen Peneski

Title
City of San Diego

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Michael Snyder

Name
Michael Snyder

Title
Clairemont Mesa Education Foundation

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Steven Snyder

Name
Steven Snyder

Title
Fleet Science Center

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Nhu Tran

Name
Nhu Tran

Title
SDG&E

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Glen Warren

Name
Glen Warren

Title
Encinitas Union School District

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Dan Wolfson

Name
Dan Wolfson

Title
San Diego County Office of Education

People

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of cross-sector community partners representing the San Diego STEM Ecosystem, provides strategic direction for the STEM Ecosystem Initiative and champions its work.

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Working Groups

Working groups are where the action happens. Connect on collaborative projects!

JOIN OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS TO LEARN MORE

 

Expanding Access

Forming cross-sector groups of STEM Champions in specific neighborhoods to set up capacity for collaborative neighborhood programs and initiatives outside of school.

Date:

Every first Tuesday 3:00pm-4:30pm  

Location:

SDCOE Main Campus (Building 2, 2nd Floor, South Wing, LLS Main Collaborative Space)

Women in STEM

Capitalizing and leveraging programs for girls and women in and out of school through networking and collaboration.

Date:

Every second Tuesday 12:00pm-1:30pm

Location:

Girl Scouts San Diego (Leadership Center in Baker Baum and Clark)

Innovation in K-12

Focusing on cross-sector collaboration in multiple school districts.

Date:

TBD

Location:

TBD

Business Partnerships

Focusing on cross-sector collaboration between corporations and other entities to benefit STEM opportunities.

Date:

Every third Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm 

Location:

Fleet Science Center

Early Childhood STEM Learning

Encouraging and expanding STEM educational opportunities for children ages 0-5.

Date:

Every second Tuesday 9:30am-11:00am (every other month online)

Location:

Fleet Science Center

Environmental Education

Connecting environmental educators to training, teachers to curriculum, families to programs, and everyone to STEM learning through nature.

Date:

Every third Tuesday 9:30am-11:00am (every other month online)

Location:

Fleet Science Center