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National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation
91 Old Newport Pike, Suite 302
Gap, PA 17527
Phone: 717-407-5118
Email: NAPE@napequity.org
Funded by the National Science
Foundation HRD-0734056 and HRD-1203121
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For more events go to the STEM Equity Pipeline Calendar

September 10, 2014
1:00PM EST/ 12CT/ 11MT /10PT

STEM Equity Pipline Webinar - STEM for ALL and ALL for STEM! Counseling Tools for Student Engagement

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Abstract: STEM careers and in demand, and opportunities are available for every student. This webinar will empower you to effectively communicate to students the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers through the use of NAPE's STEM Career Toolkit. You will finish the webinar prepared to use the NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit for introducing, directing, and encouraging students to learn about and consider careers in STEM.

Intended Audience: This workshop is designed for anyone interested in tools to help engage students, particularly women and underrepresented groups, in STEM career exploration. The toolkit activities are designed for middle school to high school students, but the messaging about STEM careers is useful for anyone interested in learning more about these careers. No level of experience with the topic is required.


  • Review all items in the NAPE STEM Careers toolkit
  • Learn how to use the resources in your jobs
  • Learn how to increase participant awareness of the most effective messaging for STEM careers
  • Improve understanding of the breadth of opportunities and pathways to STEM careers (spanning certifications to graduate-level training)

Presenter: Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for NAPE. In this role, Meagan develops programs and products that help educators, administrators, and counselors improve equity in the classroom, ultimately to increase the participation of women and minorities in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers.

Meagan is a former NSF Graduate Research Fellow, with a PhD in engineering education, an MS in electrical engineering, and a BS in computer science. She worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. She served as a consultant to NAPE from 2008 to 2011, delivering professional development and presenting at national conferences, developing the STEM Careers Toolkit, and developing online courses.

About the Toolkit: Created for counselors, the NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit is designed to effectively reach and encourage every student to consider a future career in STEM. The toolkit provides an overview of STEM careers, introduces positive language for talking with students, and connects the effective messaging with tools, activities, and resources.

The NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit was developed from 5 years of professional development workshops for K-12 counselors and educators, designed to meet their needs for counseling students to expand their knowledge of and interest in STEM careers.

The NAPE STEM Careers toolkit includes the following: 1) Exploring STEM Careers Booklet that describes the research, rationale, and purpose of the toolkit; 2) Four interactive career exploration activities for student engagement with explicit lesson plans for implementation; 3) Resources and tools for recruitment of girls; and a 4) Flyer for a student resource webpage.

Registration: Click here to register for the webinar.

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June 16, 18, and 20, 2014

STEM Equity Pipeline Virtual Book Club
Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

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Monday, June 16, 2014: 3PM ET, 2PM CT, 1PM MT, 12PM PT
Wednesday, June 18, 2014: 12 PM ET, 11AM CT, 10AM MT, 9AM PT
Friday, June 20, 2014: 1PM ET, 12PM CT, 11AM MT, 10AM PT

Sessions limited to 15 people. Register for one of the three sessions. Buy your own book. Connect with your computer and phone.

Have you wanted to read Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele but haven't had time? Have you read the book and want to discuss how to use some of the strategies in your own school or community?

Join us! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, connect with your computer to see the PowerPoint presentation, and call on your phone for audio. Take this opportunity to chat with others around the country on what the book means and how to use it to address race and racism.


  • Understand key concepts of "social identity" and "stereotype threat."
  • Explore the research on stereotype threats and what it means for educators and CTE programs.
  • Share strategies that you can use in your classroom, school, or community that can "inoculate" students against stereotype threat.


Courtney Reed Jenkins is a nationally recognized expert on equity in education and has more than 20 years' experience working in the public and community-based sectors on equity issues. She has facilitated more than 100 trainings regarding equity in education, written legal decisions regarding special education, and published articles in the areas of racial and gender equity. She sits on several national and state boards and committees that focus on equity in education. Courtney has a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Iowa. Her career includes program administration for a women's resource and action center, a domestic violence shelter, an at-risk youth leadership program, a juvenile mediation program, and a women's foundation. She now works at the state level, for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and at the national level, for NAPE. She thanks her mom, who modeled how to talk about race as she told stories to Courtney and her sister about growing up white in the segregated south.


Please register for only one session. All sessions will have similar format and discussion questions. Registration for each session will close when it reaches 15. If a session is filled, then you will be prompted to register for another session or to request to be placed on a wait list.

If there is space available, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participation.

Before the session, please read Whistling Vivaldi and come prepared for a lively discussion with your colleagues across the country!

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August 27, 2014

The diversity issue in tech firms starts before the recruiting process

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Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets. No, not related to their R&D. I’m referring instead to some other tightly guarded information they once declared “trade secrets”: data about the number of women and minorities on their payrolls.

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August 25, 2014

NAPE Welcomes Meagan Pollock as Director of Professional Development

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The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is pleased to announce that Meagan Pollock, PhD, will join its staff as Director of Professional Development. In this role, Dr. Pollock will develop programs and products that help educators, administrators, and counselors improve equity in the classroom, ultimately to increase the participation of women and minorities in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers.

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August 25, 2014

New Hampshire Solar Car Sprint

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Betsy Stefany, a member of the New Hampshire STEM Equity Pipeline Leadership Team, shared some good news coming from the NH Math and Science Partnership efforts focused on light/heat transfer. This year’s Solar Car Sprint in Derry, NH was won by an all-girl team from Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. From the Derry Life & Times article it looks like everyone was having a great experience. To learn more about Jr. Solar Sprint competitions go to http://jrsolarsprint.org/

August 25, 2014

Cynthia Lam, a 17-year-old from Melbourne, Australia, invented the "H2PRO" device which uses sunlight to purify water while generating electricity

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August 22, 2014

26 Percent of Female Scientists Say They've Been Sexually Assaulted Doing Fieldwork

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August 14, 2014

For the first time ever, a woman wins mathematics' highest honor

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For the first time in history, a woman has received the highest honor in mathematics, often nicknamed the Nobel Prize of mathematics. Since it was established in 1936, the Fields Medal had gone only to men, until Wednesday, when Maryam Mirzakhani received it in Seoul, South Korea, from the International Mathematical Union. "This is a great honor. I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians," Mirzakhani said, according to a statement from Stanford University, where she is a professor.

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August 14, 2014

The International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology has just published its latest issue

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August 8, 2014

NAPE is seeking information about programs that improve access to CTE/STEM for girls of color and low-income girls.

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Dear Colleagues,

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality is working with the US Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education to co-host a national conference on marginalized girls' access to career and technical education and STEM in school. In particular, they are interested in how to improve access to CTE/STEM for girls of color and low-income girls.

The Center has reached out to NAPE to partner with them in this effort. We need your help to identify programs that are working with this population of girls, to showcase promising practices, as well as remaining barriers.

The goal of the conference will be to show that girls of color and low-income girls are interested in these fields and have unique needs that require a specific focus, as well as to identify state and federal policy that can help these girls transition successfully into STEM fields.

Please send an email (by August 25, 2014) to Kimber Rutt in our national office with the following information about promising school programs that have been effective in increasing the access and success of low-income girls and girls of color to high quality career and technical education and STEM programs of study.

  • Contact person
  • Email of contact person
  • Telephone number of contact person
  • School/college/university name
  • Address
  • Website link of program, if applicable
  • Brief description of program

Thank you in advance for sharing this information with us!

Mimi Lufkin
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

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