For over 20 years, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (the “LANL Foundation”) has supported excellence in education in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, grantmaking, collaboration, and advocacy. Now, we invite you to join us in building a vibrant and catalytic Northern NM STEAM Coalition to improve regional education, equity, and employment in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
By formalizing a Northern NM STEAM Coalition, we will strengthen regional collaboration and support a more prosperous future for our children, while also assuring that business and government have the local workforce they need to thrive. We look forward to working together to ensure all Northern New Mexico students have access to strong STEAM learning opportunities, inside and outside of schools, that will help them develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions they need to succeed in our region and around the globe in the 21st Century.
We are also honored that Triad, LLC and Los Alamos National Laboratory have invested in improving regional STEAM education and workforce development and are grateful for their leadership and support to launch the Northern NM STEAM Coalition.
On, Tuesday, April 7, from 8:30am to 4pm, we will convene at Northern New Mexico College in Española to identify actionable goals and clarify procedures and strategies to support our regional success as we launch and grow the Northern NM STEAM Coalition. You and approximately 40 other leaders in business, industry, education, government and the non-profit sector are being asked to join us on this important day.
Gerald Solomon, CEO of the Samueli Foundation*, and a member of his team, Laylah Bulman, as part of their philanthropic contribution to this region, will assist us through the process using fundamental Design Engineering principles that the Samueli Foundation has used to help more than 89 communities nationwide and internationally to launch their own STEM Learning Ecosystems.
For more information, contact Susanne Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-753-8890.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation!
President & CEO
What: Northern NM STEAM Coalition launch
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 8:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Northern New Mexico College, Event Center, 921 N. Paseo de Oñate, Española
Henry Samueli is an American businessman, engineer, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of Broadcom Corporation, and with his wife Susan, owner of the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks, and are prominent philanthropists in the Orange County, California community. After Broadcom went public in 1998 the Samueli Foundation was created. The foundation focuses its giving in the areas of education, health, youth services, and Jewish culture and values. In 2012 the Samuelis joined the Giving Pledge, initiated by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, whose members pledge the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. To date, the Samuelis have committed over $500 million to philanthropic causes. In June 2019, UCLA announced a $100-million gift from Samueli and his wife, Susan. The gift will be used to expand the engineering school.
A particular focus of the Samueli Foundation’s work in the education arena is to stimulate interest in preK-12 students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) coursework, research, and careers through integration of technology and innovative teaching methods. Today, much of this work is being carried out nationally and globally through the STEM Funders Network and the STEM Ecosystems Initiative which grew out of the concepts developed at the STEM Summit in 2010 and STEM Learning is Everywhere Convocation in 2014. The STEM Funders Network, comprised of more than 20 education-focused private and corporate foundations working together to increase the expertise of grant makers investing in STEM, launched the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative in 2015 based on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations. Gerald Solomon (Samueli Foundation) Ron Ottinger (STEM Next Opportunity Fund), and Jan Morrison (TIES) serve as co-directors for the Initiative. The STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative is built on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations, and seeks to nurture and scale effective science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for all young people. Launched in Denver at the Clinton Global Initiative, the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative forms a National Community of Practice with expert coaching and support from leaders such as superintendents, scientists, industry and others. According to website statistics, as of today, there are 89 STEM Learning Ecosystems.