Veronica Gonzales


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Self-Study Tool for Out-of-School Time STEM Programs

STEM PUSH publishes its evidence-based tools and stories of improvement to support pre-college STEM leaders, guidance counselors, college admissions professionals, and more. These resources are based on research, best practices from the field, and findings from our Networked Improvement Community (NIC). The NIC is our learning engine where almost 40 pre-college STEM programs are testing…

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April 2024 Newsletter: STEM PUSH Programs Earn Accreditation

In a major achievement for greater equity in post-secondary STEM, six STEM PUSH pre-college STEM programs (PCSPs), have earned a first-of its kind accreditation from Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Accreditation validates the demonstrated progress STEM PUSH is making in broadening access in STEM for Black, Latina/o/e, and Indigenous students.…

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Pushing for Equitable Futures in Higher Ed Admissions: STEM PUSH Partners Earn Accreditation

Pittsburgh, PA (April 30, 2024) – The STEM PUSH Network has reached a major milestone in its goal of increasing equity in higher education admissions, as the first cohort of STEM PUSH Pre-College STEM Programs (PCSPs) has earned first-of its kind accreditation from Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). The accreditation…

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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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