The Northeast STEM Network is one of Seven Regional Networks developed with funding from the Economic Stimulus package of 2003 and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The mission of the Networks is dictated by following three goals:

  • to increase the number of Massachusetts students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM);
  • to increase the number of qualified STEM teachers; and
  • to improve the STEM educational offerings available in public and private schools and to increase the awareness and interest in STEM careers.

The Northeast STEM Network is a collaboration of institutions of higher education, P-12 schools and school districts, workforce development groups, community based organizations and employers in the northeast region of the state.  The Graduate School of Education, Office of School Partnerships of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is the lead partner.

The Network Co-Directors are Dr. Judith Boccia, UMass Lowell, Office of School Partnerships and Maryellen Rancourt, North Shore Vocational Technical High School. The project manager is Marjorie Dennis, UMass Lowell, Office of School Partnerships. join us! 

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  This website, administered by Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) under the guidance of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, is devoted to directing users to information about STEM educational and workforce programs, policies, and resources, all in an effort to strengthen the pipeline of STEM-skilled residents.

  Massachusetts – STEM Beginnings is a start-up company in Shrewsbury that promotes fun and exciting programs focused on building and sustaining interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It caters to young children (ages 3-8 years old) as STEM-related concepts are introduced through effective instruction and enjoyable activities during a child’s early years. The goal is to stimulate young minds and inspire them to create and cultivate curiosity toward these disciplines.

  Students entering grades 6-9 in the Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence, MA area recently had an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts thanks to a STEM Summer Institute offered by MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.

  A new after-school mentoring program for Lawrence High School 9th graders is designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and math, and interested in pursuing careers in these in-demand fields.


The STEM Activity App provides engaging, family-friendly activities in science, technology, engineering and math. This free web app fosters positive STEM-related interactions between elementary-age students and their families. The activities are designed to increase a child's excitement about STEM now, and to develop their interest in a STEM career in the future.

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