Partnering for “Equitable STEM Pathways” for Youth from Underrepresented Communities: Findings from a U.S./U.K. Partnership (Poster Presentation)

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Exhibit Halls AB (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Angela Calabrese Barton, Professor, Michigan State University
Reanna Roby, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University, Day Greenberg, Ph.D. Candidate, Michigan State University, Micaela Balzer, Director of Innovation and Learning, Impression 5 Science Center, Carmen Turner, President/CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lansing, Lynn Dierking, Professor, Oregon State University, Louise Archer, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, University College of London, Emily Dawson, Lecturer, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College of London, Preeti Gupta, Director of Youth Learning and Research, American Museum of Natural History and Won Jung Kim, Graduate Student, Michigan State University

Access and opportunity in STEM remain limited for youth from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the United States and United Kingdom. We present findings grounded in youth participatory research into youth-authored STEM pathways, highlighting how and under what conditions youth participate in informal STEM learning over time and across settings in equitable and transformative ways.