Underrepresented in STEM

Underrepresented in STEM

Equity Pathways Project Update
Underrepresented in STEM, Youth Pathways

A recent blog post at informalscience.org focused on the progress made thus far through Equity Pathways in Informal STEM Learning a Science Learning+ Phase 1 project exploring equity issues for 11-14 year olds from underserved, non-dominant backgrounds in informal STEM learning. So far the project has found that equity concerns represent an urgent and significant challenge for informal STEM learning […]

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The Connection, STEM Ecosystem Newsletter, Volume 1, March 2016
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Evaluation, Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

  Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Connection! We hope this monthly newsletter will provide you with new ideas and resources to support your work cultivating STEM learning ecosystems in your communities. Please share ideas and news for inclusion with ktraphagen@stemnext.org.  NEWS Computer Science for All: The White House also recently launched Computer Science for All to expand opportunities […]

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Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE)
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Underrepresented in STEM, Youth Pathways

The SMILE (Science and Math Integrated Learning Experiences) Program has been led by Oregon State University (OSU) for the past quarter century to increase post-secondary enrollment of underserved populations in the STEM fields. SMILE supports after-school clubs serving 650 students grades 4-12 in 35 schools in 13 rural communities throughout the state. Targeting low-income children of color, the clubs meet […]

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Data Brief: Project Strategies to Engage Underrepresented Populations
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Underrepresented in STEM

This January 2015 Data Brief by the STELAR Center describes the results of a survey of ITEST principal investigators asking what strategies they use to increase participation by under-represented youth. Targeted recruitment, cultural competence, strategic partnerships and active marketing are the top strategies.

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Inclusion, Disabilities, and Informal Science Learning
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Underrepresented in STEM

This 2010 report by CAISE provides a conceptual framework for inclusion of people with disabilities in informal science education. The authors explain that inclusion requires that learners be able to physically interact with/perceive the space, cognitively engage with the materials and socially interact with one another.

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Cross-Sector Partnerships for Science Learning – The MOST-Science Study
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Underrepresented in STEM

Why should STEM learning organizations partner across sector? This journal article discusses the potential “to meld the scientific resources of a museum with the ability of a local nonprofit to reach underserved students of color” among other examples.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers and Federal Agencies
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM

This blog post describes partnerships among federal agencies and 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the country to enhance STEM learning in OST. The agencies include NASA, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Carbon County Child and Family Collaborative and Lehigh County Community College: Seamless Network of Educational and Social Programs Promoting School Readiness, College Ready Students, Parent Engagement and Effective Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Training
Underrepresented in STEM, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This schematic details the pathways developed by SHINE and its partners in rural Pennsylvania to support children from school readiness through college and also to prepare effective educators through service learning, mentoring, pre-service teaching in SHINE after-school programs, enrollment in post-secondary teacher preparation, and in-service professional development through cross-sector collaboration. Author: Schools and Homes in Education (SHINE) After School Program

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