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  • Spatial Ability and Blind Engineering Research
    Date: 08/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative research, approaches and resources for use in a variety of settings. Blind youth are generally excluded from STEM learning and careers because materials for their education are often composed for ... »
  • STEM Equity in Informal Learning Settings: The Role of Public Libraries
    Date: 12/01/2016
    Resource Category: Report
    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and programming has become a priority in our nation. In the United States, the STEM pipeline is considered "leaky" as many students disengage from STEM at various points during their lives. In particular, women, Latinos, and African Americans are more likely to disengage from the ... »
  • APLU NSF INCLUDES: A Collective Impact Approach to Broadening Participation in the STEM Professoriate
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) will lead this Design and Development Launch Pilot to conduct activities aimed to increase the number of STEM faculty at APLU member universities from underrepresented and traditionally underserved groups: Women, historically underrepresented minorities (URM), persons with disabilities ( ... »
  • Collaborative Research: NSF INCLUDES: South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM)
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Auburn University, Alabama State University, Tuskegee University and Vanderbilt University will lead this Design and Development Launch Pilot to form the SouthEast Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM), eventually creating a network of 21 universities and colleges, as well as additional community colleges and high schools, in ... »
  • DCL: NSF INCLUDES - California STEM INCLUDES Conference and Network
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The NSF INCLUDES program supports models, networks, partnerships and research to ensure the broadening participation in STEM of women, members of racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented, persons of low socio-economic status, and people with disabilities. The University of California-Irvine (UCI), in partnership with ... »
  • Science Cafes: Modeling and Assessing a Structured Adult Informal Science Education Program
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Adult education beyond K-12 and postsecondary levels is very important as this citizenry group is often the policy and decision makers in local communities, as well as for state and federal issues that impact the Nation. Moreover, they are responsible for advising their progeny on a myriad of choices. This project will plan, execute, and promote ... »
  • DCL: NSF INCLUDES Collective Impact as a Pathway to Reinvigorate Broadening Participation in STEM
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development in the US are critical for global competitiveness and national security. However, the U.S. is facing a decrease in entrants to the STEM workforce which is not shared evenly across demographics. Specifically, women, underrepresented minorities, and people ... »
  • ChemAttitudes: Using Design-Based Research to Develop and Disseminate Strategies and Materials to Support Chemistry Interest, Relevance, and Self-Efficacy
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Chemistry is an important and widely relevant field of science. However, when compared with other STEM content areas, chemistry is under-represented in U.S. science museums and other informal educational environments. This project will build, and build knowledge about, innovative approaches to delivering informal science learning activities in ... »
  • DCL: NSF INCLUDES: Informing the Design of the INCLUDES Alliances and National Network: An Intersectionality Approach
    Date: 09/15/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This award supports the collaborative efforts of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation, FSG, the Aspen Institute, the Collective Impact Forum, 100Kin10, National Girls Collaborative Project, Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network, MentorNet, Science Museum of Minnesota, Changing Communities, National GEM Consortium ... »
  • DCL: NSF INCLUDES Conference Grant
    Date: 09/15/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) intiative supports models, networks, partnerships and research to ensure the broadening participation in STEM of women, members of racial and ethnic groups that have been ... »

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