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September 2022 Newsletter

In STEM PUSH, the networked improvement community, or NIC, is our learning engine. Precollege STEM programs try out small changes to their programming and gather data about whether these changes are leading to improvements in how well they serve Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous students. Over time, the “tests of change” that individual programs conduct help…

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August 2022 Newsletter

Pre-college STEM programs (PCSPs) serve an important role for students in their STEM journeys. These programs connect students with the scientific community by engaging in high-quality STEM content such as cutting-edge research, or the latest engineering practices, experiences that students cannot get in their schools. Students learn important, transferable, skills like problem solving, experimental design,…

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STEM PUSH Convening: July 2022 Newsletter

STEM PUSH Convening: July 2022 Newsletter   The STEM PUSH Network hosted our first national in-person convening, STEM PUSH UnZoomed, from April 26-29. We were excited to welcome 31 PCSP representatives from 24 STEM PUSH programs in all seven of our Ecosystems to Pittsburgh, in addition to our NSF Program Officer and members of our…

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Allow Us to Re-Introduce Ourselves – June 2022 Newsletter

STEM PUSH was started to increase participation of Black, LatinX and Indigenous students in undergraduate STEM majors by addressing the high school to college STEM access barrier. We saw high achieving, minoritized students who had participated in our Pre-College STEM programs (PCSPs) denied admission into undergraduate STEM programs. We knew that the skills, abilities and…

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STEM PUSH Network Accepts Three New Communities to Join Network; Arizona, Cleveland, New Jersey join to Work for Reforms in STEM College Admissions

PITTSBURGH – Three new communities will join the STEM PUSH Network, a National Science Foundation INCLUDES Alliance, to work for systemic change in post-secondary admissions. The Arizona SciTech Institute, the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network and the NeoSTEM Ecosystem in Cleveland, all Ecosystems associated with the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, are the second…

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Twitter Chat – Increasing Enrollment of Underrepresented Students in STEM Programs

A Collaborative Conversation with the STEM Push Network, Remake Learning and the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice  We know the college admissions system is broken. It’s rife with systemic inequity. It relies on outdated standardized testing standards. How do we fix it? What can we as Ecosystem partners do? Remake Learning’s Pittsburgh Regional STEAM…

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Northeastern Illinois’ Center for College Access – Building Resumes and Supports for Underserved Students

Aaron Cortes works to give underserved students some of the advantages that privileged youth enjoy, things that he and many others who work with Northeastern Illinois University’s Center for College Access and Success, didn’t have when they were growing up. “Many of us who come from underserved communities were never given opportunities to choose what…

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