Veronica Gonzales


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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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BE STEM Earns Accreditation as a Learning Services Provider from Middle States Association

University of Pittsburgh’s Broadening Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center (BE STEM Center) is now an accredited learning services provider, a designation that will advance the multidisciplinary center’s mission to increase equity and diversity in STEM. Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) has granted the credential in recognition of BE STEM’s…

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Spreading the Word, Sharing the Work

May 2023 Newsletter: STEM PUSH shares progress at national convenings With a mission to broaden participation in STEM for Black, Latina/o/e and Indigenous students, STEM PUSH hit the road, presenting at two national convenings about our learning and resources to support, scale and sustain the work. In April, Network and pre-college STEM program (PCSP) leaders…

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<strong>PUSH-ing Toward Sustainable Change</strong>

There is power in a network, and the STEM PUSH Network is already realizing what can happen when like-minded partners with a strong, shared vision work together to accelerate change. STEM PUSH brings together the first national network of pre-college STEM programs (PCSPs) that are working together through a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) to broaden…

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Helping Students on a Path to College by Embedding College Supports into Pre-College STEM Programs

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

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