Metro North Regional Employment Board
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The Metro North STEM Network

Please note: All of the REB's online STEM resources can be accessed via the drop-down menu under "STEM" on the left hand navigation bar.

Established in 2013, the Metro North STEM Network is a strategic alliance between education, business, workforce development, and the community to promote a skilled and sustainable STEM Workforce in the region.  It is one of five STEM Networks across the state that have been charged with promoting STEM careers, and coordinating the regional STEM activities in congruence with the MA STEM Plan 2.0, an initiative of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

The goals of the Plan are to: increase student interest in STEM; increase student achievement among all PreK–12 students; increase the percentage of skilled educators who teach PreK–16 STEM; increase the percentage of students completing postsecondary degrees or certificates in STEM subjects; and align STEM degrees and certificate attainment with corresponding opportunities in STEM-related fields to match the state’s workforce needs for a STEM talent pipeline. 

In keeping with these goals, the Metro North STEM Network has identified the five areas of focus that will best meet the needs of the communities it serves:

  • Developing and disseminating information on STEM career pathways, as well as regional labor market information;

  • Promoting applied and work-based learning opportunities;

  • Promoting mathematics and its relevance to computer science, life sciences, engineering, and the “real world”;

  • Aligning curricula to the needs of both students and businesses; and

  • Addressing systemic barriers for youth and educators.


The Metro North STEM Network welcomes new members!  Meetings are held approximately four times per year.  If you are interested in learning more about participating, please contact Meelynn Wong,, or (617) 871-1115. 

STEM Forums

Annually since 2011, the REB has hosted STEM-related forums designed to galvanize business-to-school partnerships, and inspire local youth to pursue STEM-related education and career paths.

The 2015 STEM Event, entitled "From Classroom to Career: Discover In-Demand STEM Jobs and Career Pathways," was hosted by the Metro North REB and the Cambridge Science Festival.  This highly engaging and informative event provided participants with information on STEM Careers and related pathways, as well as labor market information specific to the Metro North Region. Click here to read more!

STEM Online Resource

The REB has developed an online resource containing information on some of the most effective and well-established STEM-related programs in the region.  Through this effort, the REB supports the creation of business-school partnerships, and provides selected resources and practical information to support those partnerships. Click here to download a one-page overview of the Metro North STEM Resource.

Other STEM efforts include:

  • Cultivating a strong representation from STEM industries on the REB's Board and Youth Council;
  • Collaborating on the development of training curricula, articulation of career ladders, and design of staff development curricula for STEM education; and
  • Working to increase the number of STEM-related summer job and internship opportunities for youth throughout the region.




Download our Metro North STEM Network Brochure!

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The Metro North STEM Network serves the following MA cities and towns:

  • Arlington
  • Belmont
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chelsea
  • Everett
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Revere
  • Saugus
  • Somerville
  • Stoneham
  • Wakefield
  • Watertown
  • Winchester
  • Winthrop
  • Woburn


Metro North STEM Network Meeting Resources and Presentations


March 10, 2016


Biogen Community Lab Overview

Cambridge LMI

December 3, 2015


STEM Smart Brief

Greentown Labs

LIFT2 Overview

HSMSS call for presenters 2016

September 18, 2015


STEM LMI Presentation


April 2, 2015


STEM Network Notes

LMI: Computer Systems Analyst

STEM Event Promotion

Wanted Analytics

December, 2014


Meeting Notes

Einstein in the Classroom

LMI: Software Developer

Wanted Analytics

September 23, 2014

Meeting Notes

Strategic Planning Handout

LMI: Five Industries

May 7, 2014

MA Life Sciences Center


SCILS Overview

February 28, 2014

STEM Pipeline Fund History

Labor Market Information

Metro North STEM Education Data

Sector-Focused and Youth STEM Career Pathway Presentation

STEM Presentation


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