2021 Poster - Partnering for Equitable STEM Pathways for Youth from Underrepresented Communities

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Resource Centers and Networks, Informal/Formal Connections, Higher Education Programs
Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Education and learning science | General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
University of Michigan, University College London, Institute for Learning Innovation, Michigan State University

Access & opportunity in STEM remain limited for youth from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the US & UK. We present findings grounded in Participatory Ethnographies into STEM pathways, highlighting how youth participate in ISL across time and settings in equitable and transformative ways, and practices that ISL practitioners engage in towards supporting pathway authoring. We take a pathways lens to highlight the multiple directions one may take through a particular ecology towards a wide range of outcomes beyond the STEM career, such as STEM agency and identities. Our study involves middle-school youth and ISL practitioners in four cities (Lansing, MI & Portland, OR; London & Bristol, UK).

This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting.

Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 

Team Members

Louise ArcherLouise ArcherContributor
emily dawsonContributor
Lynn DierkingContributor
Day GreenbergContributor
Sperla GodecSperla GodecContributor
Won Jung KimWon Jung KimContributor
Sinead BrienSinead BrienContributor
ReAnna RobyReAnna RobyContributor
Uma PatelUma PatelContributor
Ada MauAda MauContributor

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