What are Pre-College STEM Programs?
STEM PUSH pre-college STEM programs (PCSPs) are established urban-based, STEM-focused programs committed to equity.
Students recieve significant training in STEM practices as well as other supports such as college-going mentoring.
Why Pre-College STEM Programs (PCSPs)?
Pre-college STEM programs (PCSPs) should be leveraged in college admissions decisions because they enable students to participate in enrichment and research experiences that share analytical, critical thinking skills and habits-of-mind that increase STEM exposure, engagement and self-efficacy.
Many PCSPs are successful in attracting and retaining Black, Latina/o/e and/or Indigenous high school students. However, PCSPs have not yet been leveraged to increase the number of Black, Latina/o/e and/or Indigenous students admitted to undergraduate STEM programs.