January 2020: Broadening Participation in STEM Through Community Engagement

This month’s theme focuses on ways that community engagement can support broadening of participation in STEM. We have selected 10 Video presentations that represent three different strategies: 1) students engaging in STEM authentic community problems, 2) intergenerational learning experiences, and 3) students learning about themselves as part of their communities. The resources and blog post set the stage, the expert panel, moderated by Dr. Megan Bang, explores the impact of these different strategies. You are all invited to join the discussion.

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Theme's playlist

Expert Panel


Broadening Participation in STEM Through Community Engagement

JAN 13, 2020 at 01:30PM (Eastern Time)

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