STEM Equity Pipeline Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get involved?
Just sign up by completing the registration
page. You can indicate at what level you want to be involved. For more information
about the various levels of involvement in the project go to the
State Team Roles and Responsibilities page. If you are from CA, MO, IL,
WI, OK, IA, MN, NH, OH, TX, or GA you can also connect with your
State Contact to learn more about the STEM Equity Pipeline activities in
What if I am from a state that is not being targeted by the project?
That’s OK – you can still participate in any of the national STEM Equity Pipeline
activities like being on the listserve, accessing the great information and resources
on the Virtual Learning Community, participating in the webinars, webcasts, online
courses and the national conference.
How can we access the experts?
Experts supported with project
funds are available only to those states participating in the project and can only
be requested by members of the State Leadership group. If you are from a participating
state – CA, MO, IL, WI, OK, IA, MN, NH, OH, TX, or GA – and would like to use an
expert for a professional development train the trainer session please complete
the Request for Expert Assistance form. It will be submitted to your State Leadership
group for consideration.
If you are not from a participating state or are not successful in getting your
request approved you can access the
Experts directly. In this case you will be responsible for contracting for
their services directly with the Expert of your choice.
When is the next professional development opportunity?
The STEM Equity Pipeline project will be hosting a series of webinars, webcasts
and online courses as well as inform the network of related events being sponsored
by collaborating organizations. For more information on theses opportunities go
to the STEM Equity
How can I provide input into the selection of the topics for the webinars, webcasts,
online courses and other training?
Complete the Professional
Development Needs Assessment. Your information will be included in the regular
summary reviewed by staff that develops the content of the project’s professional
Who can be on a State Team?
The most important criteria for any member of your STEM Equity Pipeline State Team
is that they have a personal passion and professional commitment to increasing the
participation of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
career and technical education programs at the secondary and community college level.
For more information about how a State Team is formed, download Forming a State Team.
What commitment do I have to make to participate?
Your level of commitment depends on at what level you want to participate. Participation
varies from being on the State Leadership Group where you can be involved in the
development of the implementation for your state to just being part of the STEM
Equity Pipeline Network where you can determine your level of involvement. To learn
more about the roles and responsibilities of each of the levels of participation
go to State Team Roles and Responsibilities
to learn more
What financial resources are available for participation?
Participation in all STEM Equity Pipeline webinars and webcasts are free for those
participating from member states. Depending on demand and webcast access availability
there may be a small charge for those not from participating states. Each state
team has a budget for covering expenses for participation in the State Team Leadership
Institute and other state level hosted meetings. The State Leadership Group makes
the decision as to how these funds will be used.