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Our broader mission is to positively impact the outcomes of efforts aimed at broadening participation in research and research careers through the expansion and dissemination of the relevant body of knowledge, and facilitate its implementation in practice, policy development, training, and professional development.

2022 Understanding Interventions Writing Retreat

By |2022-03-12T14:51:42-05:00March 9th, 2022|Events|

The Understanding Interventions Developing Publications for the Dissemination of Efforts that Broaden Participation in STEM Writing Retreat aims to support writing by faculty, administrators, scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and others involved in interventions that broaden participation in STEM. The writing retreat focuses on writing about the delivery of programs and other broadening participation efforts and allows participants to write about their practice, share outcomes from program assessments and evaluations, claims about policy, enter discussions about institutional reform, argue about ideas concerning the impact of interventions on student success in STEM, and address a variety of other concerns about academic writing.

Long-term Impacts of STEM Enrichment Programs on Under-represented Minority Students

By |2022-02-22T19:04:13-05:00February 22nd, 2022|News|

By Dina Ghazzawi, Donna Pattison & 1 more. Examined the 2013 and 2014 SEP freshman student cohorts (n=102), as well as a matched sample of non-SEP freshmen students enrolled in STEM fields across the same cohort years (n=1,459). Introduction. Disparities in STEM undergraduate degree achievement has been a prevalent topic of concern in the current [...]

Education Sciences | Free Full-Text | Review of Racially Equitable Admissions Practices in STEM Doctoral Programs – MDPI

By |2022-02-22T19:11:12-05:00February 4th, 2022|News|

This study reviews literature on racially equitable admissions practices relevant to graduate programs in STEM. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores correlate more strongly with race, gender, and socioeconomic status than performance metrics for research during or after graduate school.

Social Connectedness in Physical Isolation: Online Teaching Practices That Support Under-Represented Undergraduate Students’ Feelings of Belonging and Engagement in STEM

By |2022-01-24T16:31:25-05:00January 24th, 2022|News|

The COVID-19 outbreak spurred unplanned closures and transitions to online classes. Physical environments that once fostered social interaction and community were rendered inactive.

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

By |2022-01-22T12:34:37-05:00January 11th, 2022|News|

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know Two types of tests are used to test for current infection: nucleic acid amplification tests and antigen tests. NAAT and antigen tests can only tell you if you have a current infection. Individuals can use the COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool to help determine what kind of test to [...]