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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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Expanding Access & Equity in the College Admissions Process

STEM PUSH is working to change college admissions to expand access and equity for Black, Latina/o/e and Indigenous students in STEM fields. Our aim is to improve college-going and persistence in STEM for students in our participating 40+ pre-college STEM programs. The Supreme Court is poised to weaken race conscious admissions practices, a move that…

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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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More  From Our Learning Engine: Equitable Recruitment

November 2022 Newsletter In STEM PUSH, the networked improvement community (NIC) is our learning engine. Pre-college 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, Latino/a/e, and/or Indigenous students. Photo Courtesy of CSUEB MESA Over time, the “tests…

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