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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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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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September 2023 Newsletter: Race-Conscious Decisions & College Admissions

In June 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled on the use of race in the decision making process for college admissions, significantly limiting how a student’s race may be considered in the decision making process for college acceptance. Alongside many thought leaders, organizations, and higher education professionals, the STEM PUSH Network…

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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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Pre-College STEM Programs: A Showcase – July 2023 Newsletter

Through our Networked Improvement Community (NIC) – our Learning Engine – STEM PUSH works with more than 40 pre-college STEM programs (PCSPs) to strengthen their capacity to support Black, Latina/o/e and Indigenous students on a pathway to STEM undergraduate study. Each year, STEM PUSH convenes the entire network to share areas of improvement, data on…

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PUSHing to Recognize Equitable STEM: June 2023 Newsletter

STEM PUSH thinks about science, engineering, technology and math – STEM – through the lens of racial equity. Equity is the approach with which we review all of our work, processes, learning and research. STEM PUSH continues to share resources and support PCSP leaders in connecting these resources and associated content into programs. As part…

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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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Collective Action: National Convening – April 2023 Newsletter

At our third in-person convening, “STEM PUSH: On the Equity Journey” partners from across the U.S. connected to share learning, resources, and to set and enact the agenda for increasing access and opportunity in STEM. STEM PUSH pre-college STEM program (PCSP) representatives gathered for three and a half days of networking and learning sessions designed…

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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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