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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.
STEM PUSH Network In Action
Pre-college STEM programs from across the nation join STEM PUSH's Networked Improvement Community to test new ideas to strengthen their programming.
Some of these programs are located within STEM Learning Ecosystems.
Communities that facilitate cross-sector partnerships from cradle to career.
Increase the number of Black, Latino/a/e, and Indigenous youth being admitted into post-secondary institutions.
Convenes pre-college STEM programs to strengthen programming from research informed improvement cycles.
Informs quality standards for accreditation of precollege STEM programs for consideration by admissions.
Completing a longitudinal study on the impact of these pre-college programs on matriculation and persistence in STEM.
Pre-college STEM programs are accredited for meeting evidence-based quality standards for broadening participation in STEM.