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:

Community Awareness

Career Exploration

in school project-based learning

out-of-school stem Learning

work-based learning

Diversity 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.

Meet the STEM Alliance Advisory Board

Tom Baldrige

Tom Baldrige

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dr. Brian Barnhart

Dr. Brian Barnhart

Executive Director, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
Sam Bressi

Sam Bressi

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster County Community Foundation
Richard Heisey

Richard Heisey

Sr. Director Product Development & Engineering, CNH Industrial America
Terry Kraft

Terry Kraft

Founder & CEO, The Pivotal Group LLC
Bob Krasne

Bob Krasne

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Steinman Communications
Dr. Michael Leichliter

Dr. Michael Leichliter

Superintendent, Penn Manor School District
Michael Molla

Michael Molla

President, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Dr. Damaris Rau

Dr. Damaris Rau

Superintendent, School District of Lancaster
Lisa Riggs

Lisa Riggs

President, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
Pedro Rivera

Pedro Rivera

President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Mike Shirk

Mike Shirk

Chief Executive Officer, The High Companies
Dr. Jon Zuo

Dr. Jon Zuo

President and Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Cooling Technologies
Robert M. Krasne

Robert M. Krasne

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Steinman Communications
Sam Bressi

Sam Bressi

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster County Community Foundation
Willonda McCloud

Willonda McCloud

President & CEO, Bright Side Opportunities Center

LEAD STEM Fellow, 2018/2019 Cohort

Tom Baldrige

Tom Baldrige

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dr. Brian Barnhart

Dr. Brian Barnhart

Executive Director, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
Dr. Bill Griscom

Dr. Bill Griscom

President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Richard Heisey

Richard Heisey

Sr. Director Product Development & Engineering, CNH Industrial America
Terry Kraft

Terry Kraft

Founder & CEO, The Pivotal Group LLC
Dr. Damaris Rau

Dr. Damaris Rau

Superintendent, School District of Lancaster
Lisa Riggs

Lisa Riggs

President, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
Mike Shirk

Mike Shirk

Chief Executive Officer, The High Companies
Dr. Jon Zuo

Dr. Jon Zuo

President and Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Cooling Technologies
Michael Molla

Michael Molla

President, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Dr. Michael Leichliter

Dr. Michael Leichliter

Superintendent, Penn Manor School District
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