Map of Massachusetts showing STEM Network regions

Begun in 2004, the state’s Regional STEM Networks serve as hubs for connecting educators, community leaders and industry partners to further excite and energize students about opportunities in STEM subjects. These networks are among the longest standing STEM Networks in the country.

Each network is managed by an executive director and housed in either an institution of higher education or a regional employment board. Managed by the Department of Higher Education under the direction of the STEM Advisory Council, the networks play a key role in cultivating interest and engagement in STEM activities in their regions and implementating the priorities of the STEM Advisory Council.


Monica Joslin, Network Director
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Shannon Zayac, STEM Program Manager, Region 1
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts



Jeff Hayden, Network Director
Holyoke Community College

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Terry Adams
Operations Manager for the STEM Education Center 
The STEM Education Center at WPI

Kathy Chen

Central Hub
Martha Cyr, Executive Director 
The STEM Education Center at WPI 
(508) 831-6709    


Metro West Hub Margaret Carroll, Network Director Framingham State University (508) 626-4720 Irene Porro, Project Manager Framingham State University (508) 626-4056


Christine Shaw, Ph.D., Co-Director
Merrimack College
(781) 983-0791

Gail Gasparich, Co-Director
Salem State University
(978) 542-6265

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Chris Albrizio-Lee, Network Director
Metro North Regional Employment Board
(617) 864-1524

Ben Christensen, Project Manager
(617) 864-1550


Alysia Ordway, Principal Investigator
Boston Private Industry Council
(617) 488-1321

Hilary Brayton, Network Director
Boston Private Industry Council
(617) 488-1335


Bridgette Burger, Network Director
Cape Cod Community College
(508) 362-2131 , x4459


Stacey Kaminski, Executive Director
(508) 531-1437

Katherine Honey, Network Coordinator
(508) 215-7958

coming soon!