In our November virtual meeting, we welcomed Kate Klonowski to discuss the STEM PUSH Network. Kate is the coordinator for both the Provost Scholars Program and the North Star Vaccination Initiative, and acts as staff advisory council representative at Case Western Reserve University. STEM PUSH is forming the first national network of pre-college STEM programs. These programs are connected into STEM pathways within regional communities through STEM Ecosystems.
We also welcomed Ilene Frankel, executive director of the Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School. YEI was founded by Greg Malkin in 2005, and launched its initial work at US in 2006. YEI believes every student should experience entrepreneurship through hands-on, real world experiences. YEI operates on a collaborative model; it teaches students directly, and also engages its network of educators and entrepreneurship organizations.