QEM INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot in Partnership with HBCUs and TCUs
Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
STEM INCLUDES QEM
The QEM Launch Pilot brings QEM’s 26 years of building capacity at HBCUs and TCUs to the synergy and collective impact of an HBCU/TCU-centered project to increase minority representation, particularly of African American and Native American males and persons with disabilities, in STEM. QEM, HBCUs, and Tribal College partners are implementing evidence-based, capacity-building prototypes that focus on new models for early-year student research experiences and faculty development in research training and STEM student mentoring.
The DDLP will synthesize research and best practices for increasing the participation of African American and Native Americans, especially males and persons with disabilities, in STEM education. Based on this work and prototype outcomes, the DDLP will identify new research to address broadening participation of HBCU and TCU students in STEM to make an effective and sustained contribution to diversity in STEM.
HBCUs and TCUs are making a contribution to STEM diversity. Compared to other institutions, HBCUs have achieved disproportionate success in attracting and preparing African Americans in STEM at both undergraduate and graduate levels.TCUs provide access to STEM education for increasing numbers of Native Americans and promote STEM education to pursue solutions for Tribal needs. STEM knowledge and innovations can address disparities that iaffect HBCU/TCU communities and provide the opportunity for them to not only join but lead discourse and discovery of solutions to meet our Nation’s challenges not only in STEM participation but also in health, security, education, and income equality.