The Global STEM Education Center

Our History 

Our history started in 2007 when the DOME (Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering) Foundation, Inc. (501) (c) (3) non-profit corporation was established in Massachusetts by the two co-founders: Larisa K. Schelkin and Norean Sharpe.

2007-2008 - Global STEM Classroom® model was developed by Larisa K. Schelkin.

2009-2010 - Global Technology and Engineering Consortium initiative was founded by Larisa K. Schelkin with the support of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering President, Dr. Richard Miller.

2010-2011—The program was piloted in the Spirit of Knowledge Charter School (SOKCS), Newburyport High School, Haywood Engineering College (UK). Diversity Training was conducted in the UK and in the US at Olin College of Engineering

2011-2012  - The program expanded to Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, MA; continued at SOKCS, Worcester, MA. The Global partners expanded to France, the Netherlands, Uganda (American researchers), Russia

2009-2012 - The program was presented at ISTE, MassCUE/ MASS/ METTA, NSTA STEM Forum & “Building Learning Communities” Conferences

2012-2013 – The program continued at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School & SOKCS, Dean Technical School, Holyoke, MA. It expanded to CES (Collaborative for Educational Services) and a number of global partners (France, UK, Russia, Netherlands)  as well as NASA.

2013-2014  - The program expanded to Blackstone Valley Technical Vocation High School, continued collaboration with Educational Collaborative in Western , Ukraine, Gymnasium “Ochag”, Private K-12 School, Arkhangelsk Gymnasium #3, the Arctic Circle, Northern Russia and Public K-12 Schools in Moscow, Russia, Western New England University, NASA Education, The STEM Space, NASA 4D Systems, ASCE, M.A.S.S., Mass BioTech Education Foundation, Metro North R Employment Board, NE ISTE, Center for Educational Leadership and Technology. The program was presented at NSTA National Conference in Boston, MA

 The DOME Foundation (Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering) Foundation and GTEC (Global Technology and Engineering Consortia) joined forces and became divisions of the Global STEM Education Center, Inc (501) (c) (3) non-profit corporation in Massachusetts.