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Dear Equity Leaders,

I  want to thank everyone who made the 2018 National Summit for Educational Equity a fantastic event: sponsors, participants, keynote speakers, workshop presenters, The Balcolm Group, Executive Committee and Foundation Board members, and NAPE staff. The energy and passion of the 350 participants was palpable. The workshops were compelling and of the highest quality. I encourage everyone to foster all of the wonderful networking that took place. And to Save the Date for the 2019 Summit scheduled for April 28-May 2, 2019, at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington!

I am a proud Champions Board Member of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP). The NGCP offers many resources to strengthen Collaborative networks and advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for girls. The NGCP E-Newsletter is one of the best ways to find out about these resources, and I encourage you to sign-up here. You can also follow the NGCP on Facebook and Twitter using the handle @NGCProject.
In Tackling Gender Inequality in STEM, Considerations of Culture
Cathleen O-Grady, Undark
Despite its dismal reputation for gender equality, Saudi Arabia has a surprising level of female graduates in the so-called STEM fields. Read More >>
What's It Like to Be Queer in STEM?
Jennifer Leman, Scientific American
A nationwide project is surveying the experiences of LGBTQ+ scientists to find out. Read More >>
Closing the Gender Gap in Some Science Fields May Take Over 100 Years
Kyle Plantz, Science News
280 years may pass before there is an equal number of men and women in computer science. Read More >> 
Women Who Watched "The X-Files" Pursued More Careers in STEM
KC Ifeanyi, Fast Company uth
The phenomenon has been known as "The Scully Effect"-named after Gillian Anderson's character Dana Scully-and the Geena Davis Institute proved it's real. Read More >>
Do Men Think They're Better at Science Than Women Do? Well, Actually 
Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times
It's no secret that men are overrepresented in certain technical disciplines. So is their self-confidence, a new study suggests. Read More >>
Study Explores Challenges to Black Graduate Engineering Students
Lois Elfman, Diverse Education
A new study that follows 21 Black men pursuing graduate degrees in engineering explores themes of structural racism, unfair treatment, unwelcoming environments and feelings of isolation. Read More >>
STEM Education in the U.S.: Where We Are and What We Can Do
This reports pairs the latest findings with promising practices aimed at improving STEM achievement and preparedness. Read More >>
UW Study Explores Impacts of Mentoring for Mminorities, Women in STEM Fields 
Mackenzie Christman, The Badger Herald
UW female mechanical engineering student emphasized importance of having a mentor in male-dominated field. Read More >>
Montana State Study: LGBQ Students Less Likely to Stay in STEM Majors  
An assistant professor of adult and higher education in the College of Education, Health and Human Development, found students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer were 7 percent less likely than their heterosexual peers to complete their STEM degree. Read More >>
The Development of STEM Stereotypes in Elementary School
Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg
There are many reasons why dramatic gender disparities remain in many scientific fields from actual bias and stereotyping to self-concepts, cultural norms, and a lack of mentoring and role models. NSF asked social, behavioral, and economic scientists to share details from their research about these disparities and what might be done about them. Read More >>
How Our Education System Undermines Gender Equity
Joseph Cimpian, Brookings
And why culture change-not policy-may be the solution. Read More >>
ED Announces FY18 Education Innovation & Research Competition
The U.S. Department of Education published three notices in the Federal Register inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research Program's Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion competitions. A priority for these grants is to improve student achievement or other educational outcomes in STEM and computer science. Read More >> 
Revolutionizing the STEM Entrepreneurship Ecosystem from AWIS outlines systemic entrepreneurship barriers to opportunity and access for women in STEM.
NAPE's whereabouts in April 2018
May 1: Washington PIPE Day 3
May 1-2: DeSoto ISD (TX)
May 4: Dallas ISD Micromessaging (TX)
May 10: South Carolina DOE
May 11-12: Austin ISD Micromessaging (TX)
May 14: NACTEI Conference (AZ)
May 14-16: FAME/AMT Conference (TX)
May 15: Wyoming PIPE Showcase
May 16: Haggerstown Community College (MD)
May 22: Fort Worth ISD (TX)
May 23: Uteach Conference (TX)

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