Virginia STEM is increasing the number of Virginians to create and exceed the market demands in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while advancing individuals, communities and the Commonwealth.
The goals of Virginia STEM are to:
The Science Museum of Virginia is the state’s flagship institution for informal STEM learning, with a mission to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science. Opening in 1977, the Museum has enjoyed more than 40 years as a community gathering place, a leader in informal learning practices and a resource for STEM education.
The Museum hosts the Virginia’s STEM coordinator. This role was created to promote and coordinate STEM initiatives across Virginia. Virginia’s STEM coordinator will work with a broad array of partners across various sectors to strengthen Virginia’s learning landscape and promote STEM-related careers. By inspiring youth to pursue their passion in STEM fields, the state’s position as a leader in innovation will be enhanced and our workforce better prepared for the jobs of the future.