NSF INCLUDES: A National Summit

The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network and our National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES HBCU and TCU Core Partners invite you to register to participate in the QEM NSF INCLUDES National Summit to Survey and Stimulate Broadening Participation Research at Historically Black and Tribal Colleges/Universities.The Summit will convene on Wednesday,
March 7, at 3:00 PM  and will conclude at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in a Hotel near Ronald Reagan airport.

The Summit’s overall goal is to synthesize current knowledge of and stimulate further collaborative research on broadening participation of HBCU/TCU students in STEM. Although a small segment of America’s colleges, HBCUs and TCUs make a disproportionate contribution to the production of African American and Native American STEM degree recipients. The Summit’s dissemination strategies will catalyze their experiences and leadership to support the nation’s goal of a diversified STEM workforce.

With this event, QEM expects to collect research findings and experiences for advancing STEM education research at HBCUs and TCUs, and to convey an Action Plan to continue to enhance the contribution of their students in the STEM Education Research Community of Practice. The Summit also will expand the broadening participation (BP) assets of the INCLUDES National Network, the NSF BP portfolio, and the HBCU/TCU BPR Community of Practice.

The Summit is designed to convene and connect faculty at HBCUs and TCUs in education research as well as nationally recognized experts in STEM education research. 50 eligible faculty/STEM education researchers will be selected for participation support by the NSF Summit Project. Other eligible faculty/STEM education researchers are encouraged to participate at their own or their institution’s expense.

Criteria and Application for Participants seeking Summit Report

January 11, 2019: Deadline for QEM receipt of applications for Summit Project support (Travel, lodging, registration, meals at the Summit, and related expenses in accordance with the QEM Travel Policy. QEM will notify applicants requesting support of our decision no later than January 25, 2019

Link for Participants covering their own participation expenses

January 24, 2019: Deadline for QEM receipt of applications for Summit from individuals paying their own expenses and the Summit registration fee of $155, payable to QEM.  A block of rooms will be available at/nearby the Summit hotel, at a Summit-nergotiated rate. The block will be open for reservations up to Thursday, February 14, 2019.