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Dear NAPE Pipeline Press Family,

I am very pleased to greet you in my new role as NAPE CEO. I first became a member of this Virtual Learning Community called the "Pipeline Press" when I was a volunteer in the NSF-funded STEM Equity Pipeline Project in Ohio in 2009. This community, of which each of you is a part, is now more than 9,500 people-strong with teachers, faculty, counselors, advisors, administrators, state leaders and staff, nonprofit representatives, partners, equity and social justice advocates, and business and industry leaders who care about access, equity, and diversity in education and careers. We value your participation and welcome your input into our work.

There are many exciting things happening this fall. The new Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018, and NAPE launched a new webpage earlier this month to showcase resources and activities focused on helping states and local education agencies in planning for and implementing the new law. The Equity Provisions Summary was recently updated on 9/17.

This fall, we will collaborate with Advance CTE, ACTE, and the American Association of Community Colleges in four Perkins V Regional Planning Meetings, which will occur around the country between late October and early December. These meetings will be an important opportunity for state directors and their teams to learn about the new law, collaborate with partners and peers, and begin to map out their transition plans. NAPE Program Manager Janay McClarin and I will participate in each meeting, and we look forward to seeing you and your colleagues there!

Thank you for your participation in this community, and thank you for the work that you do. I look forward to our continued collaboration. Please email us at if there is more that we can do to serve your needs.

Warmest regards,

Lead for equity in Perkins V

On September 18, Ohio educators and leaders in secondary, community and technical colleges, and adult education joined state leaders and representatives for a day full of professional learning focused on leveraging the equity provisions in the new Perkins V legislation to increase student access and educational equity in high-quality. high-sklil, high-wage, in-demand career pathways through career and technical education. "Lead for Equity in Perkins V" was facilitated by NAPE team members Ben Williams, PhD, CEO and Ricardo Romanillos, EdD, Director of Professional Learning.
Thank you to the Ohio Department of Education's Office of Career-Technical Education, with support from Ohio Department of Higher Education, for this exciting opportunity to engage local and state leaders in early Perkins V planning with a focus on equitable access and outcomes!
Career Pathways for STEM Technicians
Daniel M. Hull
This 307-page Career Pathways for STEM Technicians PDF book offers a practical solution to America's technician shortage in STEM fields. Read More >>
Women in STEM Benefit from Same-Sex Support
Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard
Fewer females drop out of doctoral programs if they have a significant number of same-sex peers. Read More >>
Four Examples of Engaging Vision-Impaired Students in STEM
Laura Ascione, eSchoolNews
There are ways to ensure that blind students or those with low vision can fully participate in STEM activities. Read More >>
Meet the Women Who Are Making Sure Blockchain Is Inclusive
Lydia Dishman, Fast Company
When you have a technology that's only 10 years old, women and underrepresented minorities have the chance to change this corner of the tech industry. Read More >>
Black Women in Tech Mobilising for Change
Abadesi Osunsade, POCIT 
If you told me at the start of 2018 that by September I'd find myself sitting in the London Mayor's office at City Hall recommending policy changes for greater tech inclusion I would have said, "I wish!" Read More >>
NASA's Vanessa Wyche Strives to Pave Way for Minorities and Women at the Space Agency
Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle
Vanessa Wyche, a nearly 30-year veteran of NASA, was tapped earlier this month as the second in command at Houston's Johnson Space Center, becoming the first African American to hold the position. Read More >>
Women in STEM Did a Study on How to Eliminate Gender Bias and Their Ideas Are Genius
JR Thorpe, Bustle
STEM fields, like many other industries have a long way to go before they're properly gender-equal. And a new study published in Nature by female geoscientists and engineers diagnoses the problem more thoroughly - and offers some pretty brilliant solutions. Read More >>
Ad Council-Led 'She Can STEM' Campaign
Larissa Faw, Media Post
The Ad Council is tapping into its internal leadership network to help lend their support for a new national public service campaign that attempts to make STEM cool and inspiring to girls.  Read More >>
Latinas Hold Only 2% of STEM Jobs. These 5 Women Are Working to Fix That.
Eva Recinos, Mashable
Many barriers stand in the way of a Latina interested in a career in STEM. Even if one pushes past discrimination and isolation, there is still the question of resources. Read More >>
Tinkering with Tech: A STEM Workshop to Encourage Girls to Code
Sneha Khale, Women Love Tech
Q&A with Vanessa Doake, co-founder and COO of Code Like a Girl, reveals the importance of events and workshops to encourage girls to code. Read More >>
Not Just a "Pipeline" Problem
RTI International
Why efforts to encourage women's STEM participation must address sexual harassment. Read More >>
Minority Recruiting and Retention Executive Summary
RTI International National Convergence Technology Center
This 8-page resource provides an aggregated summary of strategies and best practices for recruiting and retaining under-served student populations. Read More >>
NAPE's whereabouts in October
10/3: Austin ISD, TX Workshop for Principals 
10/8: Pflugerville ISD, TX Counselor Workshop
10/9: Round Rock ISD, TX E3 Counselor Workshop 
10/9-10: Oregon PIPE Cohort 4
10/12: Salem-Keizer PIPE Day One (OR)
10/12: 1 Day Explore Nontraditional Careers (IL)
10/22-24: Advance CTE Fall Meeting (MD)
10/23-24: Moraine Park Technical College (WI)
10/29-31: Perkins V Regional Conference 1 (GA)

Between Worlds: Searching for a way to reconcile childhood on the reservation with her adolescence in Houston, Robin Máxkii discovered a life of activism, technology, and science.

Latinas in STEM spreads awareness about STEM and encourages middle and high school Latinas, especially within underserved communities, to consider pursuing a STEM career.

TECHNOLOchicas is designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.
IM STEM is a network of STEM educators and leaders across six states (CO, ID, NM, NV, UT, and WY) working to support STEM equity in key transition points.

Anyone is welcome to join the conversation, share resources, and connect with other professionals interested in STEM equity. Find us on Twitter @IMSTEMEquity and join our LinkedIn group, IM STEM Network.