Kim Case, executive director of The Research & Development Council of New Jersey, has been chosen as a fellow for Lead STEM, the national leadership development program has announced.
Through the program, Case will address, plan and execute a strategy to address an education- or community-based need or growth opportunity, with the assistance of Lead STEM. She is one of 20 chosen for the yearlong fellowship from STEM Ecosystems, which encourages collaboration between the 68 outposts across the country.
As head of the R&D Council in New Jersey, Case manages a statewide STEM Scholars organization; the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network; and the state’s four STEM Learning Ecosystems: Delran in Burlington County, Liberty in Hudson County and South Jersey STEM and Innovation Partnership serving Camden, Cumberland and Salem counties.
“New Jersey is the original home of America’s innovation economy dating back to Thomas Edison and his labs,” Case said in a release. “STEM is part of our DNA and I hope to build on this and help lead more programs that support a quality STEM education for all students and a STEM workforce that is best in its class.”
The R&D Council drives STEM education and workforce development in New Jersey.