The Greater Peninsula is one of the initial six Virginia sites, selected by the Department of Education in 2008, to implement the Governorís STEM Academy. This initiative is to prepare innovators and technologists for Virginia's workforce, especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

GPGSA partners or affiliates that serve to comprise the GPGSA Advisory Committee include:

The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding
Apprentice School
Canon Virginia, Inc.
Canon Virginia
Cooperating Hampton Roads organizations for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME)
Apprentice School
ECPI College of Technology
Greater Virginia Peninsula School Divisions  
Jefferson Labs
New Horizons Regional Education Centers
Newport News Shipbuilding
Old Dominion University(ODU)
Peninsula Council for Workforce Development
Rappahannock Community College (RCC)
Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC)
Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Virginia Space Grant