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Pathways To STEM Success

National STEM partners sharing best practices about supporting underrepresented groups

Pathways to STEM Success will convene organizations that offer STEM pathways programs nationally, provide a forum for comparing different approaches, and document best practices in recruiting diverse participants, retaining, and releasing them into STEM careers.

Pathways to STEM Success will answer the following questions:

  • How can a national STEM network identify and document what is working well among its pathway programs? • How can this information be disseminated broadly?
  • How can all organizations, regardless of size or budget, implement best practices in recruiting, retaining, and releasing students into STEM careers?
  • How can the number of students in STEM pathway programs across the country be increased?

Lead Organization:
Chicago Botanic Garden

Partner Organizations:

Project Goal:
Project Goals -Engage 100 urban teens at a Maker Party and evaluate the impact of this event to recruit students for STEM programs. -Identify indicators of successful STEM pathway programs. -Establish and disseminate a report of best practices. -Gather information, resources, and collaborators to support future proposal submissions. -Ultimately, increase the capacity for organizations to develop, implement, and sustain successful STEM pathway programs for youth of color.

Project Tags:
2014 Round 2 RFP

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