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Dear STEM Leaders,

I am happy to share the following updates about the 2018 National Summit for Educational Equity, "Building Bridges to Strengthen Access, Equity, and Diversity," which will be held April 16-19, 2018, in Arlington, VA. You can find all of the details on the NSEE website
In addition, we have opened nominations for our 2018 awards for Diversity in Technology Leadership, Unsung Hero, Rising Star, Lifetime Achievement, and Teamwork. The awardees will be honored during the Summit. Learn more at the NAPE website

In access, equity, and diversity,

How Men Can Help Women in STEM: Shut Up, Sit Back and Listen
Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Scientific American
In other words, pay attention to women who have stories to tell about how STEM has failed them, and learn how you can make a difference. Read More >> 
Nearly Half of Men Think It's Sufficient When 1 in 10 Senior Leaders at Their Company Is a Woman
Leah Fessler, Quartz
There are endless justifications (and excuses) for women's relative absence in business leadership. Many of them point to women-our families, ambitions, genetic dispositions-to explain the fact that 80% of C-suite executives are men. Read More >>
Is Science Too Straight?
Barbara Moran, Boston University
While it's important to tackle underrepresentation for all minority groups, the often-hidden struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM fields are particularly challenging to quantify and address.
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Mae Jemison Encourages Inclusion and Diversity in STEM Fields
The Heights
Guest starring in Star Trek was no challenge for Mae Jemison, as her knowledge of outer space was vast. She was the first woman of color to be deployed in space. Her decades-long career has mostly been spent working on the 100 Year Starship project, which seeks to accomplish interstellar travel within the next 100 years. Read More >> 
Speed, STEM, Support
Davis Enterprise
Girl power motivates championship driver as she mentors the next generation. Read More >> 
There Are Now Fewer Black Women in Tech Than There Were 10 Years Ago
Fast Company
The percentage share of black female workers has declined despite diversity initiatives aimed at hiring more underrepresented minorities in tech. Between 2007 and 2015 there has been a 13% decrease in the number of black women professionals. Read More >> 
This Is Our First Look at Lego's Official Women of NASA Set
Starting on Nov. 1, space fans of all ages will be able to buy Lego's Women of NASA set featuring four essential women who made space science history. The new set plays homage to astronauts Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to fly to orbit. Read More >>
Did you know?  
NAPE's STEM Equity Pipeline programs were recently added to the Nevada STEM Advisory Council's List of Recommended STEM Programs.

Nevada's Strategic Plan for STEM recommended that the state identify and fund evidence-based, high-quality formal and informal STEM practices and programs. To determine which programs meet the evidence-based, high-quality standard, OSIT and the STEM Advisory Council partnered with Change the Equation and WestEd to develop criteria and vet programs for inclusion on a list of recommended programs for funding. Learn more about NAPE's programs >>

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