Highlight STEM PUSH in your ecosystem’s core communications.
Does your ecosystem have a website, newsletter, or social media presence? Use these channels to share information and updates related to STEM PUSH work. In addition, what more unique communications do your ecosystem use, and how could you use them to share about STEM PUSH?
Focus on research and relevance.The STEM PUSH Network uses data from programs, matched controls groups, and the National Student Clearinghouse to determine if PCSPs impact student admissions and persistence in STEM. As this research continues to develop, focus on disseminating the latest results broadly. When sharing any STEM PUSH updates with your ecosystem, focus on the most novel and relevant information. Underscore the why behind the work, share top-level updates, and when possible, connect updates to your ecosystem’s existing priorities. Consider parsing updates into easily digestible formats, like social shareables or written blurbs.
Give STEM PUSH updates at every ecosystem meeting and focus on activation.
Continue to include updates on STEM PUSH at every ecosystem meeting. Your goal is to activate your ecosystem. You want them to both understand and amplify the importance and impact of equity in STEM admissions.
Beyond your regional ecosystem, how could you similarly activate statewide networks or coalitions? How could you disseminate STEM PUSH work via these groups? The STEM PUSH team can work with you to identify opportunities and co-present with you.