The Global STEM Education Center

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The Global STEM Education Center in the Time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

Our team is sending you our support during this difficult time and hope you and your families are safe and well.

Updates as of September 14, 2020:

  • The 12 Annual Symposium on Global Education has been postponed to Spring 2021 (TBD)

  • Our Global STEM Classroom® on-line collaborative programs are going strong and we are working with our partners on developing the programs for the next academic year 2021-2022  – many thanks to the dedicated educators, students, and parents!

  • Our monthly support group meetings will continue throughout the academic year 2020-2021 – if you are interested in joining our discussions, please let us know.

  • Professional development will be held virtually (instead of "face-to-face") in the Fall, 2020 and in the Spring 2021 – please, stay tuned for more information

  • Please, send your questions at

Stay safe and well! We are all in this together!

THANK YOU for your dedication to providing Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 21st century Education and to increasing participation in STEM disciplines by all students to meet the needs of an innovation-driven globally competitive workforce!

The 11th Annual Symposium on Global STEM Education was held at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Friday, May 24, 2019. Thank you for participating and making it a great success! Many thanks to all our outstanding speakers and panelists! You can find a copy of their presentations below.

Keynote Talk I: Professor Paul Arthur Berkman, Science Diplomacy Director of the Science Diplomacy Center, Tufts University Fletcher School of Diplomacy (PDF presentation). 
Keynote Talk II: Frank Martin, Martin Consulting, Inc - independent reviews for NASA and NOAA Spaceflight Projects; performance enhancement for NASA and NOAA teams; The Chair of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) External Council (2015); National Research Council's Committee on Human Spaceflight; Science Mission Operations for Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 (PDF presentation).

Panel Discussion: Moving Forward: Global Education Reflection of Policy & Research

  • Dr. Christopher Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies; Technology, Innovation, and Education Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Education (PDF presentation)
  • Dr. Anne DeMallie, Computer Science and STEM Integration Specialist at MA Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) (PDF presentation)
  • Dr. Robert J. Monson, Department of Education, Policy and Social Analysis, Columbia University, NY (PDF presentation)
  • Ryan H. Mudawar – Senior Director, Academic & Workforce Programs, MA Life Science Center (PDF presentation)

The 10th Annual Symposium on Global STEM Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge was held on Friday, May 11, 2018. Our 9th Annual Symposium on Global STEM Education was held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Harvard University. Thank you for making it a great success! The 8th Annual Global STEM Education Symposium was held at Harvard Graduate School of Education on Friday, May 6th, 2016. Our keynotes: Alan November, November Learning and Dr. Maria Uhle, NSF Program Director for International Activities; the US representative to the Belmont Forum and the current Chair, of the Executive Committee, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). Please, find more information in the press-release and the Symposium proceedings.

Hope seeing you at our sessions on Global STEM Education at the upcoming conferences ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) International Forum, BLC (Building Learning Community), MassCUE (ISTE Affiliate), MA STEM Summit, ACFL (American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages) Convention, MASS/MASC, Global Education Forum in Philadelphia and at our next Annual Global Education Symposium at Harvard next Spring 2020!

Please find here some quotes from the 2015 symposium at Harvard: Global STEM Quotes.

The keynote by Dr. Richard Miller, President, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering delivered at our Second Annual Symposium held at Harvard University on May 29, 2015 can be found here. The second keynote delivered by Tony Wagner.

Learn more about our joint event with Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School sponsored by NESDEC on May 29th, 2015. Hope you didn't miss our presentations at BLC2015 in Boston on July 15  July 16 and also our presentation at CoSN/UNESCO in Washington, DC this Spring! Thank you to all participants at our session at BLC (Building Learning Community) in July, 2016!

Thank you for joining our sessions at the Global Education Forum in Philadelphia and at Massachusetts STEM Summit in Worcester, MA and at MASS/MASC Conference in Hyannis, MA and at ASEE International Colloquium on Global Engineering Workforce at URI.  Hope you have also attended our latest presentations at the Materials Research Society Conference in Boston, at the American Council on Foreign Languages Conference and at the Goldschmidt GeoChemical Society and the European Association of Geo Chemistry! Thank you for attending to our latest presentations at CoSN/METAA, at MassCUE Leadership Conference and MASC/MASS! Hope you will also join our on-going on-line discussions on global education!