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Quality Education for Minorities Network (QEM) Current Programs

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QEM Network serves catalyst to unite and strengthen educational opportunities for historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. QEM Network works with minority and non-minority individuals, organizations, and institutions across the country to coordinate and energize efforts to improve the education of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. We are dedicated to advancing minority participation in STEM disciplines throughout the nation through capacity building, student professional development, faculty development and research.

The QEM Network engages in activities designed to:

-Provide technical assistance to faculty and administrators at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-serving Institutions in the development of their proposal ideas into competitive proposals for submission to various programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies;

-Provide internship opportunities (recruits, selects, and places) to underrepresented STEM students through paid summer internships at NSF;

-Stimulate and assist in the development of programs to increase the number of minorities in STEM fields;

-Strengthen the leadership capabilities of STEM faculty, staff, and students at MSIs to help ensure greater diversity in the leadership of campus-based STEM projects;

-Conduct research to understand the learning environments at MSIs that are conducive to the preparation and matriculation of STEM graduates; and

-Promote and disseminate information on promising research results regarding the education of minorities, and serve as a resource in evaluating targeted educational programs and projects.

This unique array of opportunities and approaches has enabled QEM to establish an extensive network of STEM faculty, administrators, and students and to successfully engage in a range of institutional and individual capacity-building activities. Strategies employed and lessons learned from the implementation of one project inform approaches in other projects. With the assistance of experienced STEM consultants and evaluators, QEM offers high quality technical assistance, encouragement, and follow-up support to chief academic officers, STEM faculty, and STEM students at a range of MSIs as well as underrepresented minority faculty at non-minority institutions.
nationwide program

Participating Institution(s):
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Quality Education for Minorities Network (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
General Social Sciences
General Technology
STEM Fields

STEM Education

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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