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ENGINE of Central PA, a STEM Learning Ecosystem

Fund Type: Project
Regional Foundation: Greater Harrisburg Foundation

the purpose of the project shall be to educate the community about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by cross-sector partnerships in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Engine Logo ENGINE of Central PA, Empowering Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, is a collaborative network elevating and cultivating cross-sector partnerships. Our network builds a community of lifelong learners that promotes equitable access to meaningful, transdisciplinary experiences. We strive to empower youth living and working in our region to be innovative problem-solvers, ready to succeed in careers of tomorrow. ENGINE of Central PA is comprised of the following counties in Pennsylvania: Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, and Schuylkill.
PIPELINE|STEM, Promoting Innovative Practices for Educator Leaders through Industry and University Experiences in STEM: a teacher externship program which addresses the need for teachers to have high-quality, real-world science and engineering experiences that translate the knowledge and practices of STEM into active projects for the 6th-12th classroom.
Cross-Sector Partnership Programs: supporting cross-sector partnerships’ programs that fill a gap in our region based on our ENGINE Influencers Map and addresses 100Kin10 Grand Challenges in STEM.
Remake Learning Days of Central PA: STEM, Innovation & Engagement Tour of the 12 Counties to highlight the influences and assets in the region for the K-12 community. Please visit our sponsorship page to support Remake Learning Days in your neighborhood!
Chief Science Officers (CSO) Leadership Program: preparing student leaders to facilitate STEM experiences in their schools, build regional partnerships, and enrich school STEM culture and career awareness. Please visit Chief Science Officers for more information.