Veronica Gonzales


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STEM PUSH Members Headed for Accreditation

Six Pre-College STEM program (PCSP) members of the STEM PUSH Network , a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research project led by an interdisciplinary team of University of Pittsburgh researchers from The Broadening Equity in STEM Center, are poised to be the first ever out-of-school educational programs accredited by Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary…

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January ’24 Newsletter PUSH-ing into 2024

In 2023, The National Science Foundation (NSF) renamed the INCLUDES Program to honor Eddie Bernice Johnson’s work in civil rights, and her crucial role in advancing science policy, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.  A tireless advocate for equality, equity, and opportunity in STEM, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (1934-2023)…

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November 2023 Newsletter: The Power of Diverse Perspectives in Pre-College STEM Programs Nationwide

STEM PUSH recognizes that the diversity of programs in disciplinary content, pedagogical approaches, timing, logistics, and student populations is an enormous strength of the Network. This month’s newsletter celebrates the diversity and the unique connections, projects, and progress of each pre-college STEM program within the Network. Read More

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October 2023 Newsletter: Changing Systems -Bridging to Sustainability

With a focus of “Changing Systems–Bridging to Sustainability,” the STEM PUSH Network convened 46 Network partners from 11 states to share learnings, test ideas, and envision a path forward in our collective work of equitable systems change in higher education admissions to broaden participation of Black, Latina/e/o and Indigenous students in STEM. At the convening,…

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Webinar Recap: PUSH-ing Toward a More Equitable Future in College Admissions & STEM Watch the conversation with members of the STEM PUSH Network – the first-ever national network of pre-college STEM programs, using improvement science to increase the number of Black, LatinX, and Indigenous students in post-secondary STEM. Hear more about building community partnerships, through STEM Learning Ecosystems and beyond, to elevate the rigorous STEM learning experiences…

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Representing, Leading, Advising, & Building: STEM PUSH Steering Committee to Expand Alliance Work – August 2023 Newsletter

As a collective of pre-college STEM program (PCSP) partners dedicated to changing higher education admissions in STEM, the STEM PUSH Network relies on our community-based educators to test and implement equity centered tools for developing STEM competencies that matter. And now, as the project matures, network members will lead the way in scaling, sustaining, and…

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The STEM PUSH Network Reacts To Changes in Higher Ed Admissions Practices

As a collective that squarely aims for opportunity and access in higher education for Black, Latina/o/e and Indigenous students in STEM, the STEM PUSH Network is deeply concerned by the current assaults against race-conscious admissions practices. These policies have provided much needed counters to the systemic racism that hampers opportunity for under-represented students—especially in STEM…

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