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Broader impacts in STEM at 2-year HSIs are being achieved through the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded KickStarter program through NSF awards the HSIs earned as an outcome of strategic STEM planning and proposal development technical assistance. Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) currently enroll 66% of the 3.5 million Hispanics in higher education, 39% of all Asian American and Pacific Islanders, 21% of all African Americans, 18% of all Native Americans, and 68% of all minority students. Forty-seven percent of the 523 HSIs are 2-year colleges. Over thirty new HSIs are added annually, more than doubling the number of HSIs since 2000. The opportunity to broaden participation and advance full participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM at HSIs to meet current and future workforce demand for skilled STEM workers is clear. Broadening participation is one form of broader impact; other outcomes include, but are not limited to: improved STEM education and educator development at any level; enhanced infrastructure for research and education; improved well-being of individuals in society; development of a diverse, globally competitive STEM workforce; increased partnerships between academia, industry, and others; and increased public scientific literacy and public engagement with science and technology. This paper will discuss the broader impacts of the five-year KickStarter program, which aimed to increase the number of 2-year HSIs that successfully pursue federal grants, particularly from NSF, to ultimately increase recruitment and retention of STEM students through enhancements to these institutions' STEM curricula, strengthened ties to industry and community partners, and robust articulation pathways to four-year STEM programs.
Pickering, C. K., & VanIngen-Dunn, C., & Grierson, A., & Gallegos, A. T. (2020, June), Achieving Broader Impacts in STEM at 2-year Hispanic Serving Institutions Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34087
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