Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) is committed to improving education and supporting development of industry in the critical mathematics, engineering, technology, and science (STEM) fields. An increased focus on preparing, attracting, training, and retaining skilled and educated citizens in these fields is critical to Missouri 's future in the competitive global marketplace. To support this goal, MDHE has been and is an active partner in the Missouri Math and Science Coalition.
The Missouri Math and Science Coalition is group of business, education, government and community stakeholders who have come together to foster collaboration to ensure Missouri citizens are equipped with knowledge and skills in mathematics, engineering, technology and science to prosper in a global economy. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been a strong supporter of the coalition since its inception, and facilitates the coalition. The organization has helped secure more than $4 million in state and private funds to bring into Missouri classrooms cutting-edge technology and professional development provided by eMINTS (Enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies). The organization has also advocated state policy initiatives, such as streamlining alternative certification for teachers, in order to fill teaching shortfalls in critical areas such as math and science. In addition, the organization has taken great steps in raising public awareness of STEM in our state. For more information, contact Brian Crouse at BCrouse@mochamber.com or by phone at 573-634-3511.
SCOPE-Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration is building a grassroots statewide network with schools, business, policymakers and communities. The goal is to share the resources, opportunities and benefits of Science and Technology. SCOPE travels Missouri giving presentations, participating in events and coordinating ways to bring the Science and Technology pathway, Education to Workforce, to the public. Learn more about their work with MO State Fair, outreach from Cape Girardeau to Maryville and their Urban Core program in St Louis and KC at and invite us to your community at: www.scopemissouri.org
The Missouri Math and Science Coalition has an active, dedicated membership made up of prominent educators, business leaders, and associated state agency heads that are committed to affecting change in STEM field for the good of Missouri's citizens and economy. Please visit their website, www.momathandscience.com for updates.