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In the recent webinar,  Goals and Metrics: Gathering Evidence of Success ,  members of the NSF INCLUDES National Network shared the innovative ways they have engaged project stakeholders to think critically about what is needed to build a data system that can be used to document the process of collaboration and track project outcomes. This Network Spotlight highlights both of the presenters,  Karen Peterman , who was the evaluator of the NSF INCLUDES DDLP,  Earth Connections , and now leads the backbone organization for the  SEAS Islands Alliance and Sarah Hug , evaluator of Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions or  CAHSI .  During the webinar, ...
During this ever-evolving situation, we know there are many challenges facing institutions/organizations and everyone at this time with closures, slow-downs, and interventions coming to a halt. The Coordination Hub wanted to use this community as a space to share some tips and strategies that members are using or could use to address and mitigate some of the challenges you might be facing and to support your target populations at this time. One network member shared the following information in an Affinity Group: With so many things moving online, now might be a good time to think about accessible online learning.  Check out:  20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible ...
Contributed by: Katrina Bledsoe and Gabriela Garcia Keeping cultural responsiveness at the forefront of our work is a key component to broadening participation in STEM fields. With that in mind, we wanted to reflect, and continue to build upon the knowledge and resources shared by Network members at different points in time. We asked Katrina Bledsoe and Gabriela Garcia to highlight ideas, resources, and strategies shared at their session titled “ Culturally Responsive Evaluation: Learning from Practice ” during the NSF INCLUDES Convening in May 2019. During the session, Katrina and Gabriela shared that what drives their work is their commitment ...
In the webinar,  Strengthening Capacity to Implement Culturally Responsive Practices ,  members of the NSF INCLUDES National Network explored the intersectionality of social, economic, and environmental dynamics, and discussed culturally responsive practices effective for broadening participation in STEM in both urban and rural settings in environments with limited access to resources. This Network Spotlight highlights one of the presenters, Timberley Roane, of the Building a Network for Education and Employment in Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands (ESIL) project , based at the University of Colorado Denver. The ESIL network provides training ...
Broadening participation in the STEM workforce means taking into account non-traditional academic and career pathways. It can also mean welcoming back people who seek to return to or advance STEM career pursuits they had left behind to join the military, raise families, or for other reasons. To more deeply understand women’s engagement in STEM, and their re-entry into the STEM workforce, the National Science Foundation in fall 2019 funded six traineeships to develop the STEM knowledge base, skills, and competencies of undergraduate and graduate students after a career break. These traineeships are partially funded by The Boeing Company as part of its Women ...
In the recent webinar, Strengthening Capacity to Implement Culturally Responsive Practices , members of the NSF INCLUDES National Network explored issues related to the intersectionality of social, economic, and environmental dynamics, and culturally responsive practices effective for broadening participation in STEM. This Network Spotlight highlights one of the presenters, Sarah Riley of the First2 Network. The First2 Network aims to improve the college enrollment rate and success of undergraduate STEM students, with an emphasis on rural first-generation students in West Virginia though their first 2 years of college. Learn more about First2 Network’s ...
Q&A with Dr. Ala R. Qubbaj, Dr. Marie T. Mora, and Dr. Marci R. McMahon From Me to We: Building the NSF INCLUDES National Network Welcome to the blog series From Me to We: Building the NSF INCLUDES National Network ! In this series, we feature the work of different members of the NSF INCLUDES National Network. This post highlights Dr. Ala R. Qubbaj , Dr. Marie T. Mora , and Dr. Marci R. McMahon , and their work with the NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers . Please tell us about your work, the broadening participation challenge it addresses, and a recent project highlight or accomplishment. ...
The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub aims to promote the success of INCLUDES Network members and elevate expertise. As part of this aim, we are featuring the important work of those in the INCLUDES Network through project spotlights. This post highlights the Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School (LiFE) project. Special thanks to the project’s co-principal investigators, Bruce Bukiet, Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, James Lipuma, for sharing their important work. ...
Q&A with Sarah Lee and Vemitra White From Me to We: Building the NSF INCLUDES National Network Contributed by Sarah Lee and Vemitra White, Mississippi State University Welcome to the blog series From Me to We: Building the NSF INCLUDES National Network ! Over the next several weeks, we will feature the work of different members of the NSF INCLUDES National Network. This post highlights Sarah Lee and Vemitra White and their work with the Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing . Please tell us about your work and the broadening participation challenge it addresses. The NSF INCLUDES Mississippi Alliance for Women in ...
Q&A with Jhenai W. Chandler From Me to We: Building the NSF INCLUDES National Network   Welcome to the blog series From Me to We: Building the NSF INCLUDES National Network ! Over the next several weeks, we will feature the work of different members of the NSF INCLUDES National Network. This post highlights Jhenai W. Chandler and her work with the Florida-Caribbean Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence (FL-C LSRCE) .  Keep reading to learn more about the FL-C LSRCE and how it collaborates with the NSF INCLUDES National Network! Please introduce yourself and your project, and share a recent project highlight or accomplishment. ...
Authored by Kea Anderson and Jenna Rush, NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub  As a member of the NSF INCLUDES National Network, you are doing amazing work. How can the Network help you reap the benefits of doing that work together? In other words, how can the Network’s individual Power Rangers achieve Megazord-scale impacts? In communication with a number of you—at the NSF INCLUDES National Convening and in other conversations—the Coordination Hub has heard these and related questions. Not necessarily the Megazord references, but you get the idea: how do we go From Me to We ?  To begin to answer these questions, the Coordination Hub is inviting ...
The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub hosted the first NSF INCLUDES National Network Convening in Alexandria, Virginia on May 29 and May 30. The two days were packed with inspiring keynotes, informative concurrent sessions and several opportunities to network, participate and learn from one another to grow the richness of the NSF INCLUDES National Network. All of the materials are now available in the NSF INCLUDES Library and linked below. You will need to login to the site to access the materials, if you need assistance logging in or activating your account please contact us ! Want to know how Network members are broadening participation in STEM? Explore ...
Contributed by Roxanne Metz More than 100 faculty, counselors, student support specialist, employer partners, and other stakeholders from across the country attended the NSF INCLUDES Alliance STEM Core Expansion National Convening. The convening, held at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, CA (March 8, 2019), focused on strengthening STEM Core pathways to the tech economy. James Campos, director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy, delivered the keynote address. Campos reiterated the Department’s commitment to building a diverse community college STEM pipeline for the national laboratories. ...
Join the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub and listen to the journeys of two INCLUDES Alliances on Thursday, March 28 @ 1pm ET.​ In case you missed..you can find the webinar slides to the previous journey to alliances webinar here