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NSF commits $50M to broaden STEM participation

August 05, 2021

The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced the establishment of five new NSF INCLUDES Alliances to enhance preparation, increase participation and ensure the inclusion of individuals from historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The investment is part of an effort to address diversity, inclusion and participation challenges in STEM at a national scale.

"Creating pathways to success for a STEM workforce reflective of the U.S. population is of national importance to ensuring America's competitiveness in a global research landscape," said Sylvia Butterfield, acting assistant director for NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate, in a prepared announcement. "NSF INCLUDES Alliances provide a structure to address this issue and for the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively to achieve inclusive change."

The new awardees will join a network of eight existing alliances and the NSF INCLUDES national network of more than 3,000 partners that are dedicated to broadening STEM participation.

The five new alliances and more information is available here.

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