The NAPE Education Foundation’s STEM Equity Pipeline™ works with teams of high school and college partners to implement a data-driven decision-making program improvement process (the Program Improvement Process for Equity in STEM, PIPESTEM™) focused on increasing the participation of women and girls in STEM-related programs of study at the high school and community college level. Since 2008 the STEM Equity Pipeline has been providing high-quality professional development, technical assistance, and consulting at the state and local level. Read about the project’s successes.
Currently, 19 states are involved in the national program. The work of the project is carried out by four organizational units: a National Advisory Board, an Extension Services Group, State Teams, and Local Educators. Their activities are supported by a Virtual Learning Community, a public, web-based portal that houses project information and relevant resources for the STEM equity community and that provides a common “meeting place” for all project participants.
Learn more about the project’s organization and access resources at www.stemequitypipeline.org.
Each month the Program issues its e-newsletter, the Pipeline Press, which highlights program events and news, news from Washington, DC, publications, resources, and STEM events of complementary organizations. Read the May 2013 issue of the Pipeline Press. Contact the NAPE National Office if you would like to receive the Pipeline Press each month.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0734056 and Grant No. HRD 1203121. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.