STEM-OPS is dedicated to bringing people together to build social
change out of collective impact.
What is Collective Impact?
The 5 Big Ideas
Everyone agrees on the problem and the main focal areas for change.
Source: John Kania and Mark Kramer, “Collective Impact,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011.
NSF INCLUDES Program and Collective Impact
STEM-OPS is of one of eight NSF INCLUDES Alliances.
NSF INCLUDES sees collective impact as an important way to include different kinds of people in solving system-wide problems.
The NSF INCLUDES Big Idea is a national plan to strengthen U.S. leadership in
STEM by building diversity, inclusion, and more participation. NSF INCLUDES aims for STEM groups to work together to make a STEM workforce that is more like the overall U.S. population.
The NSF INCLUDES National Network is open to all people and
organizations who want to build a diverse STEM workforce, prioritizing
those who have not had access before. This network has eight alliances
targeting specific underrepresented groups.