The Lancaster County STEM Alliance is a loosely coupled group of individuals, organizations, and groups that share the following vision for STEM.
This vision has several key components that guide our work:
Becoming a hub for STEM literacy means that we aspire to be a center for STEM innovation and leadership in Pennsylvania. As we attract and retain visionary job creators, Lancaster County will be a locale that draws visionary businesses and helps them to flourish. We will create local STEM talent by inspiring learners of all ages to embrace a culture of inquiry and achievement. By engaging all of our citizenry, we will build upon the diverse strengths of all members of our community and work toward economic and social equity for all individuals who reside in Lancaster County.
In order to achieve our vision, we have diligently pursued the six strategic priorities identified by STEM thought leaders in Lancaster County:
in school project-based learning
out-of-school stem Learning
Diversity in STEM
What is STEM?
Whether it is called STEM, STEAM, STREAM or something else—the essence of the acronym revolves around the skills needed today, as well as in the future, in order to function effectively and thrive as workers, family members, and citizens.
The Lancaster County STEM Alliance
101 North Queen Street, Box 1613
Lancaster, PA 17608
Meet the STEM Alliance Advisory Board
Dr. Barbara Altmann
President, Franklin & Marshall College
Dr. Lauren Beal
Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor, Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13
Sam BressiPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster County Community Foundation
Richard HeiseySr. Director Product Development & Engineering, CNH Industrial America
Chair; Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Steinman Communications
President & CEO, Bright Side Opportunities Center
Michael MollaPresident, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Dr. Damaris RauSuperintendent, School District of Lancaster
Lisa RiggsPresident, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Mike ShirkChief Executive Officer, The High Companies
Dr. Brian Troop
Superintendent, Ephrata Area School District
Vice President, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
President, Steinman Communications & The Steinman Foundation