Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
The percentage of minority males in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is about half of their representation in the US population. Roadblocks that continue to challenge minority males include: disparity in access to high quality STEM educational resources, a lack of role models, and a shortage of highly trained, minority STEM educators. This work describes an INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot that builds on an existing regional partnership of four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are working together to improve STEM outcomes for middle school minority male students.
Using collective impact-style approaches such as implementing mutually reinforcing activities through a Network Improvement Community (NIC) these partners are addressing the larger goal of improving STEM achievement in minority males, particularly in middle school. Activities of the NIC included a workshop to share best practices and define the NIC, workgroups to engage in improvement cycles, a website that will contribute to the knowledge base regarding effective strategies for enhancing STEM educational opportunities for minority males, and webinars. The project partners have also created a roadmap for a NIC to address the challenges described above. This paper describes a work in progress and will provides an update on the NIC to the broader engineering community.
Ladeji-Osias, J. O., & Ziker, C. S., & Gloster, C., & Ali, K. S., & Gilmore, D. C. (2018, June), Board 79: Building a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) around Engaging Minority Males in STEM Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30109
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