Northeast Florida Regional

Stem2 Hub

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical)

Today’s students are the innovators and pioneers of the future. Join us as we work to give all kids a high-quality STEM education that will open doors and expand their dreams.

THE VISION

STEM2 Hub envisions high-quality, culturally relevant STEM learning experiences for every child and young person. In STEM2 Hub’s view of Northeast Florida, students should have access to and possess a sense of belonging in STEM and lifelong learning pathways that extend across formal and informal K–12 and higher education settings, including schools, science centers, and other STEM-rich institutions. A STEM education, comprised of the following six core principles, holds promise for powerfully transforming all students’ access to and engagement in STEM.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

STEM2 Hub seeks to deliberately create and participate in CoP’s locally, nationally and internationally with the goal of insuring that the most progressive STEM exposures are available in the Northeast Florida Region.

Intentional Play and Risk

Intentional Play and Risk

Through the process of exploration and discovery, our students learn by doing while enjoying themselves in an environment of healthy competition where it is safe to fail and where fast failure can be a strategic tool of innovation.

Solving Grand Challenges

Solving Grand Challenges

Humanity has always taken on challenges to overcome barriers and improve living conditions. STEM2 Hub seeks to prepare young people by exposing them to similar and appropriate grand challenges throughout their developmental years and the challenges posed should influence the quality of living.

Flexible Learning Spaces

Flexible Learning Spaces

Effective learning takes place in a broad range of spaces in a broad range of situations. Learning spaces should be visualized and realized as unconstrained, free flowing, technology-rich environments that beg students to give it a try by applying thinking skills.

Measures of Learning

Measures of Learning

Measurements for STEM Learning should be as real/relevant as possible and make a statement to the learner about his/her ability to make relevant contributions or even a significant impact. They must address conceptual understanding in the context of the real world.

Diversity and Opportunity

Diversity and Opportunity

Purposeful inclusion activities that address very specific needs of young people that have experienced historical biases resulting from race, culture, and gender is critical to providing real opportunities for all.

“Now more than ever, kids need to learn how to think critically and flexibly, because we live in a rapidly changing world. Today’s economy requires more education and STEM skills than ever before.”

WHO IS STEM2 HUB?

STEM2 Hub has been and will continue to be an active aggregator for the diverse group of School System Educators, Non-School System Educators, Corporations, Policymakers, Funders, Community Nonprofits, Researchers, Community Leaders and others in the development and ongoing refinement of a local vision for STEM learning.

PROGRAMS

robotics

Robotics

Robotics integrates a host of STEM fields in ways that a classroom course can not. It integrates mechanical, electrical, electronics, control engineering, computer science, technology, math and science. STEM2 Hub, through its partner and Northeast Florida FIRST Affiliate – Renaissance Jax, puts forward a K-12 robotics offering for the youth of the 7-county region.

learning

Alternate Learning

To develop skills for today’s evolving workplace and to promote global awareness and environmental literacy, the setting for STEM-focused learning is changing. This is to ensure that collaborative environments promoting innovation and creativity with flexible technology and readied access to information are a focus for the STEM2 Hub.

coding

Coding

Coding gives students a new and deeper appreciation of what can be accomplished through technology. Young people are currently surrounded by devices controlled by computers and knowledge of coding helps them both understand how they work and imagine new devices and services for the future.

math

Mathematics

Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. STEM2 Hub works to help students apply authentic math learning to real-world situations.

physics

Physics

The clear understanding of matter, its motion, and its interaction with its surroundings is critical to students building their view of the dynamic physical world. STEM2 Hub recognizes the value of physics knowledge to such varied fields as engineering, forensic studies, simulators, and even video games.

real-medicine

Medical

Medical has always been one of America’s strengths, and physicians and researchers are among the most respected professionals in our society. STEM2 Hub seeks to create and support programs for students that ignite their passion for medical fields of study.

college mathematics

Only 44% of U.S. high-school graduates were prepared for college math (algebra).

College Science

A mere 37% of high-school graduates were prepared for college-level science (biology and chemistry).

Women in STEM

74% of STEM workers are male. Only 26% are female.

Minorities in STEM

Only 7% of STEM Workers are people of color.

BLOG

STEM2 Hub In The News

Hub Forms To Accelerate STEM2 Education, Careers On The First Coast, WJCT, May 5, 2015 Business leaders, educators meet to kick off area’s first STEM2 Hub, Florida Times-Union, May 11, 2015 [...]

PARTNERS

The STEM2 Hub is assisted in it’s efforts in many ways and by many individuals, groups, organizations, and companies. We welcome and celebrate all who invest their talent and their treasure in preparing young people for opportunities in STEM. We take a moment here to acknowledge some select Partners who stood with the STEM2 Hub to advance and deliver some specific Deep Dive STEM exposures to young people in 2017.

“No matter what a student’s background or where they live, all students need to experience STEM in order to gain the skills they need to be successful in life”

FIND US

The STEM2 Hub is led by a staff of 3 individuals that spend the large majority of their time out among the ecosystem partners to maintain a keen sense of what exists, what is working, and what could be added to enhance STEM Learning. The hub maintains a small leased office with conference room services at 1279 Kingsley Avenue in Orange Park, FL.

LOCATION

Jacksonville, Fl

PHONE

Phone: 904-571-4820

EMAIL

Questions: info@stem2hub.org
Partners: partners@stem2hub.org

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