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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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March 2024 Newsletter: Co-Creating the Future: STEM PUSH Convenes

From Ohio to Florida, to California, to Oregon, pre-college STEM programs from around the nation gathered in Pittsburgh for the Spring 2024 STEM PUSH convening.  Over three and a half days, Network members shared strategies for sustaining equity work in an increasingly challenging political environment.  In this newsletter, we recap some of the highlights of…

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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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