STEM Synergy

STEM Synergy is a STEM-centric community of practice committed to fostering the delivery of data-informed services, including high-quality professional development, resources, and support for STEM-focused districts, programs, and organizations in an endeavor to produce a combined impact greater than the sum of separate STEM efforts.

STEM Synergy is a result of numerous partnerships over the years and is the latest iteration of the Indiana STEM Ecosystem. During 2020, legislature supported the newly-developed Indiana 6-year STEM Strategic Plan and through a new partnership with CIESC and Keep Indiana Learning STEM Synergy was born!

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

There are so many professional learning options available to meet your needs. We have OnDemand webinars from all different angles such as high-quality STEM practices, STEM School certification, ways to support girls in STEM education, and so much more. Check out our Keep Indiana Learning & STEM Synergy OnDemand Library for all your professional learning needs on-the-go!

New STEM Events

  • Intro to Building a STEM Ecosystem & the Indiana STEM Needs Assessment, October 26th, 1:30-3pm (Register)
  • The Pillars of High Quality & Transformative STEM, November 30th, 1:30-3pm (Register)
  • Building Business & Industry Partnerships, January 18th, 1:30-3pm
  • Using the Indiana STEM Needs Assessment to Support Transforming Teaching and Learning, February 22nd, 2022
  • STEM CCR & Employability Skills, March 29th, 2022

Stay up-to-date with STEM Synergy!

STEM Ecosystem Needs Assessment

This comprehensive STEM needs assessment tool was developed by the Indiana STEM Ecosystem with input from partners and practitioners from the STEM field. This tool is intended to assist both novice and veteran local or regional STEM providers in identifying how their practices, offerings, and programs across formal and informal education settings align to the STEM expectations of the state of Indiana.

This tool is beneficial for anyone offering or interested in offering high-quality, equitable STEM programming to youth in Indiana. It was created through cross-walking and merging vetted Indiana specific STEM tools and standards for both formal and informal learning from the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Afterschool Network.


We are always looking for educational voices to share expertise, tips, and resources. If you are interested in presenting, co-presenting, or sharing a component of your program, check out our Contributors page for more info!

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