The future needs a PUSH
Pathways for Underrepresented Students to HigherEd
With a diverse group of partners, the STEM PUSH Network (Pathways for Underrepresented Students to HigherEd) is working to create systemic change in the post-secondary admissions process by reinventing the relationship between pre-college STEM programs and higher education admissions offices.
Leading the charge, the BE STEM Center will build the first national alliance of pre-college STEM programs to increase college enrollment for minoritized students.
BE STEM was created to support the work of the University of Pittsburgh’s National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES team. The INCLUDES team was awarded $10 million from the NSF as an elite Alliance Award to conduct this work.
The goal of the Alliance is to increase the number of ethnically and racialized underrepresented students who are admitted to, matriculate and persist in post-secondary STEM.