QEM Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE) Network

MSE Network Members (as of February 2006)


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About the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM)
Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE) Network


Since 1991, the QEM/MSE Network, an institutional membership organization hosted by QEM, has conducted annual national conferences to address major issues and barriers affecting the STEM education of underrepresented minorities; to identify potential strategies for addressing these issues and barriers; to highlight effective programs and interventions; and to recognize outstanding STEM-related achievements of students, faculty, and institutions.


QEM Network has a 15-year history of efforts to enhance the STEM pathway for underrepresented students and their mentors and teachers. The QEM Network is the successor non-profit organization to the MIT-based QEM Project which was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. With support from Carnegie and MIT, QEM began its operation in Washington, DC, in July 1990. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), the QEM/MSE Network was established in April 1991.


Since its beginning, QEM has utilized an extensive networking and coalition building approach, with faculty from QEM/MSE Network members as well as from other colleges and universities serving as catalysts for change. With support from these institutions as well as federal and philanthropic support, QEM has been able to design and implement a range of initiatives to enhance STEM programs at minority-serving institutions and to provide leadership development opportunities for students, parents, and K-16 faculty.


These initiatives have included the Annenberg/CPB-funded Teacher Leadership Development Corps; the Annie E. Casey-supported Parent Leadership Corps; NSF-supported STEM institutional capacity-building workshops; QEM/MSE Network-supported special technology workshops for presidents and faculty at minority-serving institutions; and Teagle Foundation- and NASA-supported scholarly productivity workshops and NSF-supported proposal development workshops for STEM faculty and researchers.


Other initiatives have included NASA-supported research apprenticeships for rising high school juniors and seniors at a range of higher education institutions; GE Foundation/QEM Seamless Pathway Partnership for middle and high school students; NSF-, NASA-, and HHS/Office of Minority Health-supported internships at QEM as well as federal agencies for undergraduate and graduate students; NSF-supported research appointments for faculty and doctoral students at NSF-supported Science and Technology Centers; and QEM/MSE Network annual conferences at which institutional, programmatic, and individual achievements in STEM have been recognized.


(Visit us online at http://qemnetwork.qem.org for more information or contact us at 202-659-1818).   President: Dr. Shirley M. McBay (smmcbay1@qem.org)



(as of February 2006)


California Institute of Technology

California State University, Los Angeles

Chicago State University

City University of New York Graduate Center

Delaware State University

Dillard University

Elizabeth City State University

Grambling State University

Hampton University

Jackson State University

Jarvis Christian College

Johnson C. Smith University

Morgan State University

New Mexico Highlands University

North Carolina A&T State University

Philander Smith College

Spelman College

University of Southern Mississippi


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN)