The Lancaster County STEM Alliance is a loosely coupled group of individuals, organizations, and groups that share the following vision for STEM.

As a hub for STEM literacy and experiential learning, Lancaster County will attract and retain visionary job creators, inspire learners of all ages to achieve academic excellence, and engage all its citizenry in building a prosperous future.

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:

OUT-OF-SCHOOL STEM LEARNING

 

STEM Career Exploration

 

in school K-12 project-based learning

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND BELONGING IN STEM

 

What is STEM?

STEM is more than the sum of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; it is an approach to learning that focuses on real-world problem-solving using an inquiry-based methodology that incorporates multifaceted collaboration, creativity, coding, digital agility, media literacy, critical thinking, global citizenship, dynamic communication, and more.

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.

Contact Us!

 

 

The following is the mailing address for LCSA:

The Lancaster County STEM Alliance
101 North Queen Street, Box 1613
Lancaster, PA 17608

 

You can contact the Lancaster County STEM Alliance at stem@steinmancommunications.com or by completing the contact form below.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Lauren Beal

Dr. Lauren Beal

Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor, Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13

Meet the STEM Alliance Advisory Board

Dr. Barbara Altmann

Dr. Barbara Altmann

President, Franklin & Marshall College

Dr. Michael Badriaki

Dr. Michael Badriaki

Superintendent, Lancaster Mennonite

Sam Bressi

Sam Bressi

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster County Community Foundation

Robin Felty

Robin Felty

Superintendent, Manheim Township School District

Richard Heisey

Richard Heisey

Sr. Director Product Development and Engineering, CNH Industrial America

Jess King

Jess King

Executive Director, The Steinman Institute for Civic Engagement

Bob Krasne

Bob Krasne

Chair; Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Steinman Communications, Co-Chair, The Steinman Foundation

Willonda McCloud

Willonda McCloud

President and Chief Executive Officer, Bright Side Opportunities Center

Dr. Keith Miles

Dr. Keith Miles

Superintendent, School District of Lancaster

Vanessa Philbert

Vanessa Philbert

President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership

Anna Ramos

Anna Ramos

Executive Director, Lancaster County WIB

Lisa Riggs

Lisa Riggs

Senior Managing Director for Economic Growth Strategy and Partnerships, Team PA

Pedro Rivera

Pedro Rivera

President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Ezra Rothman

Ezra Rothman

President, EDC Lancaster County

Mike Shirk

Mike Shirk

Chief Executive Officer, The High Companies

Matt Stem

Matt Stem

Executive Director, Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13

Dr. Brian Troop

Dr. Brian Troop

Superintendent, Ephrata Area School District

Heather Valudes

Heather Valudes

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

Shane Zimmerman

Shane Zimmerman

President, Steinman Communications and The Steinman Foundation

Dr. Jon Zuo

Dr. Jon Zuo

President and Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Cooling Technologies