STEM Ecosystem

STEM Ecosystem

NWIESC ECOSYSTEM 1Welcome to the Northwest Indiana Regional STEM Ecosystem Hub!

The vision of the Indiana STEM Ecosystem revolves around supporting and nurturing collaborative efforts among various stakeholders. By serving as a statewide mediary, the Indiana STEM Ecosystem will facilitate the development and launch of regionally-based STEM ecosystem hubs. These localized ecosystems will work cohesively towards aligning regional STEM goals and priorities with the broader STEM objectives of the state of Indiana, resulting in a powerful collective impact. 

NWIESC STEM Ecosystem is proud and excited to serve as the regional STEM ecosystem hub for Region 6.

Through this unified approach, NWIESC STEM Ecosystem and the Indiana STEM Ecosystem will provide:

  • ongoing support for STEM ecosystem members
  • resources and professional development
  • state-level coordination of STEM initiatives

By creating a seamless alliance between the regional and statewide STEM endeavors, we aim to ensure maximum impact on STEM education in Indiana, enhancing access to quality learning opportunities, academic excellence, and future success in the STEM field.

Join this transformative journey, as we work together to build a future where collaborative efforts empower learners, educators, and professionals alike, driving the growth and prosperity of STEM education across the state!


NWIESC Regional Ecosystem Advisory Board

As we continue with the development of our regional STEM Ecosystem in Northwest Indiana, we are creating an advisory board. This core advisory team will serve within the larger STEM Ecosystem in our region and across the state with the Indiana STEM Ecosystem. We are seeking passionate, accomplished educators, industry pioneers, and influential community members to collaboratively shape our strategic direction and ensure impactful development of STEM education initiatives in our region.

Advisory Board duties include:

  • Attendance at in-person and virtual advisory board meetings (2x per year; our first meeting will be spring 2024)
  • Participation in virtual ecosystem meeting (1x per year)
  • Optional work group opportunities

We are asking region 6 members to assist in creating this team by nominating educators, business partners, and/or community advocates who champion your school corporation and work in STEM fields. We hope to have regional representation from all of our counties on this board. Please complete this form to nominate those you think will be an advocate for this work in our region.

Link to Nomination Form

For more information, contact:

Laura Unsicker
STEM Integration Specialist
Regional STEM Ecosystem Lead




Additional Resources:

The History of the Indiana STEM Ecosystem

A New Vision for the Indiana STEM Ecosystem

The Value of a STEM Ecosystem

Why Cultivate a STEM Ecosystem?