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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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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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STEM PUSH Network Accepts Three New Communities to Join Network; Arizona, Cleveland, New Jersey join to Work for Reforms in STEM College Admissions

PITTSBURGH – Three new communities will join the STEM PUSH Network, a National Science Foundation INCLUDES Alliance, to work for systemic change in post-secondary admissions. The Arizona SciTech Institute, the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network and the NeoSTEM Ecosystem in Cleveland, all Ecosystems associated with the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, are the second…

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