Funder Briefing: STEM Ecosystems in Missouri

Open to: 
PhilMO Full Members (free) & Non-Member Funders (free)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
9:30am to 10:45am CDT
Online Zoom Meeting
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Program Description

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) exposure and learning is critical for a thriving, inclusive Missouri. How are regional organizations creating learning pathways for fostering needed STEM capabilities, and are these ecosystems being built with access and equity considerations?

Join us for a Member briefing on the strategies of several STEM-focused ecosystem initiatives across the state of Missouri. Three regional STEM intermediary organizations will speak about their approaches, and two grantmakers will share their insights into their organizations’ STEM focus areas, including education and workforce development. 

This conversation is also intended to introduce grantmakers across the state who may have complementary funding interests, and to provide participants with information on opportunities for further engagement.


  • Natalie Self, Executive Director of STEMSTL, a collaborative consortium committed to equitable access to high-quality STEM learning and employment opportunities for all learners in the St. Louis Metro region.
  • Martha McCabe, Executive Director of the KC STEM Alliance, a collaborative network of educators, businesses and related organizations working together to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Deb Wilson, Founder and Chairman of O-STEAM, which promotes science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics throughout the entire Ozarks region.

Two grantmakers who have been involved in supporting STEM initiatives in Missouri will offer their perspectives:

Non-Member Registration: If you are a Missouri funder that is not currently a member, please contact to be registered for this program.

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