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SME: The North Star STEM Alliance with Executive Director Megan Earnest and Chapter 11 Officer Installation

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance is the Minnesota branch of a national initiative funded by the National Science Foundation, intended to double the number of minority students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math in a five-year period.  The Alliance joins fourteen of Minnesota’s higher education institutions with the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and the Minnesota Technology Association to achieve this goal.

Megan Earnest, Director of the Alliance, has a diverse leadership background in formal, informal, and higher education STEM teaching and learning  A national science education leader and master educator, Megan is passionate about educational equity, innovation in STEM teaching and learning, and leveraging collaborations in order to serve all scholars and ignite curiosity for lifelong learning.

Prior to her current role, Megan founded Earnest Educational Solutions, where she pioneered professional development initiatives related to culturally responsive teaching, three-dimensional learning, phenomena-based learning, and equity in science education.  She has created training for K-12 leaders in these subjects for the Minnesota Department of Education.  She also worked at the Bell Museum as the School Programs Director.  Megan serves on the National Science Teaching Association Executive Board as well as on the boards of SciMathMN and the Minnesota Science Teachers Association.

Join us to learn about the North Star STEM Alliance and trends in STEM education.

on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26 at 7:00 pm.

To register, use this Zoom Registration Link

Chapter Business

We are still calling for nominations for 2022 officers.  We are seeking a Chair Elect and a Secretary.  Open volunteer positions include webmaster and programming assistant.  Contact David at  to learn how the Chapter can help you develop your leadership skills.


January 26
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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