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Metropolitan State University of Denver has agreed to serve as the backbone organization for the refresh of the Colorado STEM Ecosystem with the support of CDE, Colorado Succeeds, and MindSpark Learning. Our goal is to build a STEM coalition to (1) uplift existing successful efforts, and (2) jumpstart a cross-sector collaboration to bridge educational and economic needs across Colorado. Our definition of STEM is broad, interdisciplinary and inclusive.

The national STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice cultivates and supports ecosystems working to improve access to high-quality STEM learning for all students. Launched in September 2015 by the STEM Funders Network, the Initiative empowers communities to bring together expected, as well as less likely partners, in order to create systemic change that ensures more students, particularly underserved and underrepresented students, develop the STEM knowledge and skills they need to learn and thrive in today’s world. STEM Ecosystems is a global movement bringing communities together to help communities and people thrive.

In order to redesign the Ecosystem, we are actively gathering information on the state of STEM in each region and sector of Colorado to ensure your local interests and perspectives are represented. The STEM Ecosystem is comprised of PreK-12 administrators/educators, STEM programming providers, businesses, industry leaders, post-secondary administrators/educators, government workers, professional organizations, non-profits, donors/funders, parents/communities, medical/health care professionals, and military personnel, among others.

Please disseminate this page and form among your networks. Our application to the national STEM Learning Ecosystem network was recently accepted and we will continue to collect data with the form. Most of the data from the form will populate an online interactive visualization to support your networking. There are a few questions that ask for data that will be aggregated to highlight important trends and priorities of the Ecosystem.

Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, and/or ideas. We are so grateful for your time in completing this important form, and we look forward to collaborating with you.


Colorado STEM Ecosystem 2.0 Founding Director Janelle M. Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor-STEM Education
Principal Investigator-NSF Noyce U-R STEM
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Building STEM equity and excellence
@STEMequity @NoyceUSTEM

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Janelle M. Johnson, PhD, Colorado STEM Ecosystem 2.0 Founding Director

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