The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is committed to equity and diversity solutions for educators to help every student fulfill his or her potential through access to the entire career spectrum. Helping educators understand the nature and impact of micromessages is a crucial component to this effort.NAPE’s STEM Equity Pipeline provides professional development and resources for educators to increase the participation of women and underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The NAPE Education Foundation believes that if women and underrepresented populations were prepared to work in STEM careers in proportion to their current workforce engagement, then high-tech labor demands could be met, U.S. global competitiveness would improve, global challenges could be better addressed, and women’s economic power would increase, leading to stronger families and communities.
The STEM Equity Pipeline focuses on STEM, including STEM-related Career and Technology Education (CTE), through:
- Program Improvement Process for Equity in STEM (PIPE-STEM™) – An institutional change program to improve enrollment, retention, and completion of students in STEM
- STEM Equity Training for Educators – Training for teachers to use pedagogy to improve enrollment, retention and completion of STEM students
- STEM Equity Career Workshops for Counselors – Coaching for counselors to encourage women and underrepresented populations in STEM careers
- STEM Equity Tools and Resources – Tools to support the three programs including webinars, research-based materials, and effective practices resources