US2020, part of the national nonprofit Citizen Schools that focuses on building up America’s STEM programs, has announced that the Idaho STEM Action Center is one of the 15 finalists for its STEM Coalition Challenge. The STEM Action Center was chosen through an application process, where it was evaluated based on its “potential for impact, approach to partnership building, creative engagement strategies and sustainability planning,” according to a press release.
As a finalist, members of the STEM Action Center will join 14 other programs on Jan. 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to participate in the STEM Collaboratory (a collaboration laboratory, maybe?), which is a two-day workshop. Following the workshop, sometime in the spring, eight programs will be chosen to receive two years of financial, consulting and staff support from US2020.