Members & Partners

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Steering Committee Members:

  • Cathleen Barton, Consultant
  • Patricia DiBartolo, Smith College
  • Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University
  • Patricia Sobecky, University of Alabama

Collaborative College and University Members:

  • Arizona State University
  • Amherst College
  • City College of New York – CUNY
  • Howard University
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • The Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Collaborative Not-for-Profit Institutional Partners:

  • American Association of University Women
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University
  • Arizona STEM Network
  • Change the Equation
  • Excelencia in Education
  • Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences at the University of Florida
  • Iridescent
  • Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council 
  • National Girls Collaborative Project
  • National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
  • National Math + Science Initiative
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
  • Science Foundation Arizona
  • STEM4Us!
  • Surge Assembly
  • YWCA of America

Collaborative Members In-Process:

  • Bennett College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Cornell University
  • Diné College
  • Hampton University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Michigan State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Saint Louis University
  • Smith College
  • Spelman College
  • Stanford University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University

Members and Partners will work on the broad goal of: 

  • Generating and implementing innovative scholarship about girls and women of color in STEM;
  • Scaling effective strategies that recruit, retain and place women of color into STEM careers;
  • Countering the dominant deficit narrative about girls and women of color and STEM;
  • Eliminating systematic and unconscious biases that exist in policy and practices; and
  • Networking advocacy organizations to amplify collective efforts geared towards improving equity.

Collaborative Benefits

CGEST is particularly qualified to lead the Collaborative due to its:

  • Access to members with expertise in data-driven advocacy for girls and women of color within the STEM pipeline 
  • Nationally recognized multimedia programs for girls of color in STEM
  • Track-record publishing cutting edge research on girls of color
  • Intentional, highly skilled leaders

Joining the Collaborative provides members:  

  1. Access to a knowledge hub containing comprehensive analysis of current research around effective interventions for girls and women of color in STEM, experts with proven track records researching and developing effective strategies for and with girls and/or women of color and STEM, tools for eliminating implicit bias at multiple levels, and pools of talented female students and faculty of color in STEM.
  2. Common metrics that are culturally responsive, valid, and reliable for measuring the complex issues associated with girls and women of color and STEM.
  3. A platform to highlight, in a safe environment, both effective and ineffective strategies affecting women of color and STEM.
  4. Opportunities to build out individual ideas through collective energies.
  5. Additional opportunities to support institutional efforts on a faster timeframe than if done individually.


For more information or to express your interest in this National STEM Collaborative please submit your information below.