Cracking the Code – Success Strategies for Women in STEM Cracking the Code – Success Strategies for Women in STEM
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THURSDAY | WILLIAMSBURG
At the Douglass Project for Women in STEM at Rutgers University, we have created and implemented replicable, proven strategies to improve the engagement, retention and completion rates for undergraduate women in STEM. These strategies, centered on “Living Learning Communities”, can be implemented in secondary and post-secondary education environments, and have demonstrated most success in the residential, post–secondary educational environment, specifically for undergraduate engineering majors.

Utilizing NAPE’s Resources and Services and Our Unique Approach to Professional Learning
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TUESDAY | WILLIAMSBURG
Experience NAPE’s unique approach to professional learning through the process we use (the Program Improvement Process for Equity/PIPE) and the lens we apply (the Micromessaging Cultural Framework), and explore how these approaches are embedded in our Suite of Professional Development Programs. Participants will see these tools applied in the context of NAPE’s turnkey toolkits, including Explore Nontraditional Careers, Explore STEM Careers, Realizing Potential with Mindset, Inspiring Courage to Excel through Self-Efficacy, Ensuring Equity in Problem-Based Learning, and the latest Eliminating Barriers through Culturally Responsive Teaching, and its new Career Guidebooks focused on the Construction and Manufacturing industries. Walk away with actionable items to help you and your team to implement effective solutions to increase student access, educational equity, and ultimately workforce diversity in your community and state.

EE-STEM II @ RPCC EE-STEM II @ RPCC
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THURSDAY | WILLIAMSBURG
This presentation will focus on the implementation of the EE-STEM II Grant Project at River Parishes Community College.

Strategic Approach to STEM Equity in the State of New Jersey Strategic Approach to STEM Equity in the State of New Jersey
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TUESDAY | WILLIAMSBURG
As part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Pathway Network of New Jersey, the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education directed the establishment of a subcommittee to address increasing equity in STEM for the State of New Jersey. The group is comprised of experts from academia, non- profits, industry, and elementary education administrators with practical experience implementing STEM programs. A description of the strategic approach and lessons learned will be provided.

SciGirls Strategies: Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies for High School STEM and CTE Educators SciGirls Strategies: Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies for High School STEM and CTE Educators
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TUESDAY | WILLIAMSBURG
Want to motivate and inspire more girls to consider non-traditional careers in STEM and the trades? Learn how to use research-based gender equity strategies to spark girls’ futures!