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STEM Education Collaborative

Established January 2009

December 3, 2014

New York State is a member of the STEMx coalition.

New York is a member of the new STEMx coalition of state STEM networks through Empire STEM, through which we are beginning to interconnect messages through states’ social media as well as STEMConnector and other national partners.

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Summer Institutes of the NYS STEM Ed Collaborative

2015: July 12th - 14th
Site: Alfred State
Building Futures From Pre-K
to Careers


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Margaret Ashida

Jun 15, 1956 - Oct 5, 2014

Margaret Ashida was the Executive Director of the STEMx™ multi-state network committed to transforming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through local innovation and state leadership for national impact. STEMx is operated by BattelleEd, a venture of Battelle – the world’s largest independent research and development organization.

Previously, Margaret led the incubation of the Empire State STEM Learning Network at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the State University of New York (SUNY) System. Prior to joining the non-profit sector, Margaret held executive positions at IBM in global workforce management and university relations, and served on global and national innovation initiative teams.

Margaret served on the Steering Committee of the New York Academy of Sciences/SUNY STEM Mentoring Scale-up Initiative and the NYS Education Department (NYSED) Leadership Team for Next Generation Science Standards development. She served on a 2012 NYSED Career and Technical Education Advisory Panel and co-chaired the 2012 Summer STEM Institute of the NYS STEM Education Collaborative. She was an Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors of LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc.); a Trustee Emeritus of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology; was founding co-chair of the Workforce Alliance of the National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT); and past chair of the MentorNet Advisory Board.

Margaret received a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Margaret's family have created a memorial website in her honor.

Please take the time to visit and leave your thoughts.

Thank You.


NYS STEM Ed Collaborative
working definition of "STEM Education"

STEM Education refers to utilizing the NYS MST Standards in the teaching and learning of the Science, Technology Education, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, in an innovative, integrated, collaborative, and applied fashion to a level of challenge sufficient for college and/or career readiness.

(Developed in part from the National STEM Initiative)


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