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National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation
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Phone: 717-407-5118
Email: NAPE@napequity.org
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For more events go to the STEM Equity Pipeline Calendar

December 12, 2014

2015 WEPAN Change Leader Forum
WEPAN Wants Your Proposal by December 12, 2014!

Join the national dialogue about the role of culture in building inclusive and diverse engineering education and work communities. Newcomers and experts alike from all sectors are invited to submit proposals for sessions, papers and panels that will contribute to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in engineering.

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November 19-22, 2014

Visit NAPE's Exhibit Booth at ACTE Conference

NAPE’s first conference exhibit will be at ACTE’s CareerTech Vision 2014 conference from November 19-22, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee! We’ve lined up a fantastic program of events, with opportunities to win NAPE products, connect with NAPE members, and learn more about NAPE.

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November 13, 2014

STEM Equity Pipeline Archived Webinar - Engage Students to Pursue STEM and Trades Careers: Next Steps after Vermont's Women Can Do Conference, a Student Event

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STEM careers are in demand, and opportunities are available for every student. However, women and people of color are significantly underrepresented in the majority of high-demand, high-tech, high-wage jobs. Many efforts to increase student awareness of such careers exist, but as Kelly Walsh of Vermont Works for Women states, "Conferences or other events are wonderful, but they must lead to next steps that move students to pursue careers with livable wages."

Educators, school professionals, and role models! Join us for a webinar designed by NAPE and Vermont Works for Women to leverage the excitement generated by the Women Can Do Conference and other student engagement events across the country to encourage students to consider careers in the trades and STEM fields.


In this webinar, Dr. Meagan Pollock brings a national perspective, and Lynn Vera from Vermont brings a state perspective. This webinar will empower participants to effectively communicate to students the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers through the use of NAPE's STEM Career Toolkit. In addition, practical and effective statewide and local strategies from Vermont will be presented as examples of ways to encourage young women and girls to consider and pursue rewarding careers in high-wage, high-demand technology and trade careers.

The objectives are to

  • Learn from a national and a local expert about strategies to engage students to pursue careers in STEM and trades careers after they have attended a targeted student event.
  • Learn how to use the items in the NAPE STEM Career toolkit in your job.
  • Increase your awareness of the most effective messaging for STEM careers, and improve your understanding of the breadth of opportunities and pathways to STEM careers (spanning certifications to graduate level training).


Meagan Pollock, PhD, is NAPE's Director of Professional Development. Before turning her focus on the intersection of education and equity, Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Meagan holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, an MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman's University.

Lynn Vera has lived in the Burlington, VT, area for more than 40 years. Lynn has worked as a carpenter and construction laborer, taught in secondary public school education, special education, and adult education, and worked as a Gender Equity Specialist in Technical Education. Currently she is a school counselor at the Center for Technology, Essex, where students prepare for work in allied health, mechanical and construction trades, human services, culinary arts, digital design and multimedia, and many technical areas. She is active in statewide and national efforts/organizations that support diversity and respect in schools and the workplace and encourage training for women in "nontraditional' areas.


Created for counselors, the NAPE STEM Career Toolkit is designed to effectively reach and encourage every student to consider a future career in STEM. The toolkit provides an overview of STEM careers, introduces positive language for talking with students, and connects the effective messaging with tools, activities, and resources.

The NAPE STEM Career toolkit includes (1) One Exploring STEM Careers Booklet that describes the research, rationale, and purpose of the toolkit; (2) Four interactive career exploration activities for student engagement with explicit lesson plans for implementation; (3) Resources and tools for recruitment of girls; and (4) Flyer for a student resource webpage.

The toolkit activities are designed for middle school to high school students, but the messaging about STEM careers is useful for anyone interested in learning more about these careers. No level of experience with the topic is required.

Women Can Do! is a full-day conference for high school girls, which features dozens of hands-on workshops and action stations highlighting careers in the skilled trades and STEM fields. This year, the event took place on October 16, more than 500 girls and 100 chaperones attending. Learn more at Women Can Do Conference and Vermont Works for Women.

Registration: Register for the Archived Webinar

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November 24, 2014

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity is currently accepting proposals for its annual Professional Development Institute.

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This national conference focuses on access, equity, and diversity in education, particularly career and technical education (CTE), and the workforce. Focused on building the capacity, knowledge, and skills of both state education administrators and local educators, the PDI brings together the most current researchers and practitioners in educational equity to share best practices and build a learning community of professionals.

Learn more about the PDI and access the full Call for Proposals on the NAPE PDI webpage.

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