Bridging the racial equity gap in post-secondary STEM

The STEM PUSH Network, an NSF INCLUDES Alliance, is working to leverage the power of pre-college STEM programs (PCSPs) to broaden participation of Black, Latina/o/e, and Indigenous students in STEM, and, together with its partners, create systemic change in higher education admissions.

Rear view of group of university graduates in black gowns lines
Students working outside a university

STEM PUSH Network In Action


Ecosystems, regional collaborations between schools, community based organizations, higher education institutions, business and pre-college STEM programs, helps connect STEM PUSH’s work into the greater local efforts to develop cradle to career STEM Pathways.
Learn More

Learning Engine

Our networked improvement community serves as the learning engine in which pre-college programs strengthen their capacity to support Black, Latina/o/e and Indigenous students in STEM and build pathways leading to undergraduate institutions for STEM study by designing and testing routines and tools. These tested routines can then be used by other OST providers to better serve their Black, Latina/o/e and Indigenous students in STEM.
Learn More


Explore a new, more equitable reality for post-secondary admissions with some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts in the space.
Lern More


Explore our vision for this research and the research powering our model for equity in post-secondary STEM.
Learn More

Diverse representation is critical to bringing rich ideas and innovation in our world and solving some of society's most pressing problems.


Check out our latest publications

Let's stay in touch

Give us your email and we'll keep you in the loop on the latest STEM PUSH News.