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Geographical location of founding partners and members

Online Network Community

Members and Partners can create a profile, participate in a working group, and join our online network community hosted by the Science Foundation Arizona. To join, click here

Upcoming Networking Events

3rd Annual Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference: Emerging Governance and Innovation in STEM
October 4–6, 2018

The conference is a collaborative effort to:

  • highlight the accomplishments of women and girls from diverse communities,
  • educate women and girls of color through knowledge sharing and capacity building, and
  • encourage institutions and industries to recruit and retain women and girls of color in STEM fields.

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Past Networking Events

Regional Convenings - Southeast
March 31, 2017

A regional convening is a systemic gathering of leaders from key post-secondary institutions in a specified geographical area. During the meeting, participants learn about collaborative opportunities and resources that align with their personal and institutional vision for inclusive STEM initiatives. 

The inaugural National STEM Collaborative regional convening was hosted by the University of Alabama and included the following southeastern institutions: University of Central Florida, Mississippi State University, University of West Alabama, University of Alabama in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, Furman University, Georgia Tech, Birmingham-Southern College, Shelton State University, Birmingham-Southern University, and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. Participants included faculty and administrators from various levels.

2nd Annual Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference - Herstory is Our Story: Creating a Legacy through STEM Entrepreneurship

March 23 - 25, 2017 

The conference was a collaborative effort to advocate for increased participation of women of color in entrepreneurship experiences and small business enterprise; to advance entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial student engagement; and to transform the ways that entrepreneurship is viewed, taught and experienced in higher education.

Inaugural Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference - The New Normal: Women of Color Innovations and Achivements through STEM Entrepreneurship

May 20-22, 2016

The National STEM Collaborative co-hosted this convening along with Arizona State University's Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation, School of Earth and  Space Exploration, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and the Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and Harvard University. The conference had a series of workshops aimed at increasing participation of women of color in entrepreneurship experiences and small business enterprise; advancing entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial student engagement; and transforming the ways that entrepreneurship is viewed, taught and experienced in higher education.

Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University Launch 

January 11, 2016

Arizona State University’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) invited their partners and community members to join them for the official launch of CGEST. The Center is the result of participation from women belonging to diverse race-ethnic-social class groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Despite efforts to narrow divides, there are no coordinated interdisciplinary research and evidence-based strategies that consider girls and women of color, their identities, and potential impact in these fields. The Center will actively drive the discourse and experiences of underrepresented girls in STEM by owning, generating and critiquing the collective body of scholarship on, and offering culturally responsive programs for, girls of color (e.g. African American, Native American, Latina, and Asian American) and STEM education. Through our work we will create an interdisciplinary, racially-ethnically diverse Community of scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners who explore, identify, and ultimately create innovative scholarship about and best practices for under-represented girls (p-20) in STEM. To RSVP, click here.

African American Women in STEM Event

December 7, 2015

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans co-hosted an event focused on African American women in STEM in Washington, DC. This event was a continuation of the co-hosted reception hosted on October 6, 2015 that served as an introduction and reunion for African American women leaders within the STEM ecosystem. The reception allowed the group to identify points of synergy for our individual and collective missions.

African American Women in STEM Reception
The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans co-hosted a wine reception for African American women in STEM on October 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Building on the momentum from the September 15, 2015 White House announcement about the ASU-led National STEM Collaborative to support girls and women of color in STEM, this networking reception served as an introduction and reunion for African American women leaders within the STEM ecosystem. We identified points of synergy for our individualand collective missions. To watch Dr. Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, make the Collaborative announcement, click here.