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STEM Careers + Families: Learning Centers and Museums

As part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this case study features the family engagement work of the New York Hall of Science, NYSCI, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, OMSI. Both NYSCI and OMSI are innovation museums that help families better understand the connection between STEM in museums, in their homes and future career pathways.

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Expanding Access and Inclusion in STEM through Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

Research shows that families are critical to the encouragement and navigation support of STEM learning for youth. Culturally responsive family engagement is especially important for program providers to consider in that it maximizes the strength and potential of all communities, most notably the populations most underrepresented in STEM fields. Culturally responsive programs respect cultural differences of families across race, language, geography, religion and nationality.

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Family Engagement: Taking it to the Next Level

As part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this case study features the Greene Scholars Program and Digital Youth Divas as programs doing exceptional family engagement work. The study focuses on the following four areas highlighted in the programs that make for successful family engagement efforts.

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Women Living STEM

Advice from trailblazers and strategies to elevate the role of women in science. Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space, shared that in college she was “forced”

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