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In 2005, former Supervisors Mark Church and Rose Jacobs Gibson established the Math and Science Workgroup and Innovation programs to promote and improve student achievement and teacher excellence in math and science employing creative strategies to engage and inspire students.  

Supervisors Carole Groom and Warren Slocum, are the Chair and Co-Chair respectively of the Math and Science Workgroup and Innovation programs currently.

The workgroup encourages collaborations between the County, cities, schools and businesses to build a strong workforce responsive to changes and demands in STEM innovation.

Our Mission

  • To prepare San Mateo County youth and young adults for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) careers
  • To support STEM career pathways from elementary to post-secondary education
  • To develop skills associated with STEM through hand-on learning opportunities for K-12 youth
  • To address the growing demand for a strong STEM workforce in the Bay Area

Stem Program Highlights

Math and Science Teacher Innovation Grant

We are pleased to announce the Math and Science Teacher Innovation Grant award winners for 2013-14.  These awards are made possible through the generous support of the County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors.

Congratulations to the 2013-14 Teacher Innovators whose projects were selected based on:

  • Creative use of technology in STEM projects that engage and educate students through interactive, hands-on activities.
  • Integration of 21st Century analytical and workforce skills supporting Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Provision of unique STEM learning opportunities relating to the school's in San Mateo County.
Teachers Project Description  Funded   School
Eddie Arias & Patty Kephart Robertson Tigers in San Bruno Mountain Project $5,000.00 Garnet Roberson Intermediate 
James Brunner & Paul Luperini 3D Printer in Aeronautics and Arts and Architecture  $3,580.00 Bayside STEM Academy
Yoko Izumi & Carla Walden Computer programming using Scratch and Digital literacy $3,580.00 Garden Village elementary 
Victoria Ferretti & Dwan Padilla Garden Project $4,516.00 Cabrillo Elementary
Donna Hong & Janine Lee Learning Math with Baseball  $5,000.00 Panoroma 
Lyn Kelley & 4th & 5th Grade Teachers Lost in the Olympic Rain Forest $4,971.00 El Granada Elementary
Sandy Mills, Jonathan, Harris, Patty McNally, Virginia Szczepanizk Thar She Blows- Whale Data collection $4,998.66 Ocean Shore & Brisbane Elementary
Sheila Sevilla, Heidi Geiges, Michelle Marino Heather- STEM Field Trips integrated with science curriculum $2,374.00 Heather Elementary
Brenda Taylor, Terri Maccan, Dina Flanagan Engineering Design Thinking- FOSS Kits $1,980.50 White Oaks Elementary

For more information contact:  Education Liaison, Josie Yu, (650) 599-5913, or email her at


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Events/Training/Job Hunting Opportunities:

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) RFQ Funding Alert info. is available here

Next Job Fair is Wed., May 7, 2014 at Skyline College.
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