The Early STEM Engagement for Minority Males through a Network of Minority Serving Institutions (eSEM) Project is working to develop and facilitate a networked improvement community (NIC) focused on improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science outcomes for minority males. The eSEM NIC brings together stakeholders through workgroups that will study the effects of small-scale interventions. These workgroups target STEM content, mentoring, family engagement, self-efficacy and personal development to solve a problem of practice through the use of rapid continuous improvement cycles (Plan-Do-Study-Act).
You are invited to join the eSEM NIC! Benefits of eSEM NIC membership include:
- Networking with VIL MM program administrators, STEM educators, researchers, community stakeholders, policy makers, funders, and experts during monthly meetings, webinars, and face to face convenings;
- Access to resources for implementing promising practices in STEM learning;
- Professional development in such areas as mentoring, STEM content, personal development and family engagement;
- Opportunities to create and implement change ideas to impact STEM learning;
- Early access to results from interventions.
The working groups and topics include:
- STEM content: mathematics preparation, contributions of minorities to STEM, access to STEM equipment
- Mentoring: strategies that promote growth mindset, personal development, and interest in STEM careers
- Family Engagement: parental STEM awareness, family support, STEM stereotypes
- STEM self-efficacy and personal development: promoting educator strategies, peer relationships, and student resilience
Download the latest eSEM materials
- October 2018: ESEM Journey Map
- January 2018: ESEM Driver Diagram
- January 2018: eSEM Roadmap
- September 2017: Early STEM Engagement for Minority Males (eSEM) through a Network of MSIs Poster
- May 23-24, 2017: Building a Networked Improvement Community Around Engaging Minority Males in STEM Agenda
Held at Morgan State University, Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies
Learn more about NICs and their impact.
Why a NIC?
What are the Distinctive Features of a Networked Improvement Community?
“Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.”