How Does a School Become a STEM School?
Ohio law provides a specific pathway for schools to seek and receive designation as a STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) school. Designation recognizes a school as an effective place for STEM or STEAM learning.
Schools apply for designation from the Ohio STEM Committee, a committee of state and community leaders. The Ohio STEM Learning Network and Ohio Department of Education support the designation process.
Deep Dive into STEM and STEAM Designation Workshop Dates and Registration
All aspiring and current STEM and STEAM schools are strongly encouraged to attend a session prior to starting their designation process.
Upcoming Deep Dive into STEM and STEAM Designation Workshop dates:
- June 7, 2023 (seats available)
- October 4, 2023 (seats available)
Register here. Registration closes two weeks prior to the workshop or when the seats are filled.
Schools applying for the first time:
Schools continuing designation:
6) Receive Notification
The Ohio STEM Learning Network will notify the school of the Network’s recommendation regarding the school’s designation status within four weeks of the site visit.
The final OSLN recommendation will be submitted to the Ohio STEM Committee for their approval.
The Ohio Department of Education will share the final vote from Ohio STEM Committee.