Northeast Florida


Stem2 Hub


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 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 life. Preparing young people by exposing them to 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.


STEM2 Hub will 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 education.




Robotics integrates all STEM fields in way no other subject can cover. It integrates mechanical, electrical, electronics, control engineering, computer science, technology, math and science. STEM2 Hub, through their partner and Northeast Florida FIRST affiliate Renaissance Jax, puts forward a K-12 robotics offering for the youth of the 7-county region.


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. Ensuring collaborative environments that promote innovation and creativity with flexible technology and highly available access to information are a focus for the STEM2 Hub.



Coding gives students an appreciation of what can be built with technology. Being surrounded by devices controlled by computers and understanding how they work, and imagining new devices and services, are enhanced by understanding coding.



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 math authentic hands-on learning and to apply it to real-world problems



The study of matter and its motion and behavior through space and time are key blocks for students to build their view of the world. STEM2 Hub recognizes its value in engineering and forensic studies and its new-found application to video games, simulators and movies.



Medicine has always been one of America’s strengths, and physicians and researchers are among the most respected professionals in our society. STEM2 Hub felt making sure programs for students to ignite their passion for medical field was critical.

college math

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

7% of STEM Workers are people of color.



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.


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.

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