100Kin10 is a partnership of 80 national corporations and leading non-profits that have committed to addressing the growing need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers in U.S. public schools over the next 10 years.
Alan Lishness, Chief Innovation Officer, described the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's role as a partner:
"This partnership puts Maine on the map as a statewide model for science literacy. This is an incredible moment for Maine schools. In the next decade, one in seven new Maine jobs will be in STEM-related areas. Eighty percent of jobs will require technology skills. We need to hire and retain exceptional science and math educators. GMRI is working to support teachers with the resources they need to ensure that all Maine students achieve science literacy. We are committed to a future where all students are skilled at critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and problem solving for the 21st century."