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Remembering the Legacy of Eddie Bernice Johnson: A Trailblazer in STEM and Social Justice

Remembering the Legacy of Eddie Bernice Johnson: A Trailblazer in STEM and Social Justice

January 30, 2024
It is with heavy hearts that we at STEM-OPS share news of the passing of Eddie Bernice Johnson, the namesake of our National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES grant. Her legacy has provided a profound impact in STEM, healthcare, and social justice.   Eddie Bernice Johnson was born on December 3, 1934, in Waco, Texas, to Edward Johnson...
The Impact of STEM-Education in Partnership with Princeton’s PTI Program

The Impact of STEM-Education in Partnership with Princeton’s PTI Program

January 30, 2024
The Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University and the National Science Foundation have combined their efforts to provide nine-week REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) STEM summer internship opportunities to justice-impacted students in undergrad programs. Ali Muslim participated in the REU internship in Computational Biology this past summer; his research focused on the compression of phononic...
Second Chance at a New Beginning  

Second Chance at a New Beginning  

January 30, 2024
When you are on the inside, education becomes an essential means of survival and, luckily, in most carceral institutions, those serving time can participate in classes. However, the presence of classes alone does not guarantee your acceptance into them. Some classes require a high school diploma or equivalent. As in the outside world, conflicts with...
Celebrating Eden’s STEM-OPS Journey: Breaking Barriers with a Unique Perspective

Celebrating Eden's STEM-OPS Journey: Breaking Barriers with a Unique Perspective

November 5, 2023
Prison education can have life changing benefits. Unfortunately, there are high rates of recidivism among formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2012 Bureau of Justice Statistics study found that of about 404,638 formerly incarcerated people in 34 states, 67.8% were rearrested three years post release and 76.6% were rearrested within five years. Yet, according to a study...
Unlocking Potential: Basia Skudrzyk and the STEM-OPS Journey

Unlocking Potential: Basia Skudrzyk and the STEM-OPS Journey

October 26, 2023
Prison education can have life changing benefits. Unfortunately, there are high rates of recidivism among formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2012 Bureau of Justice Statistics study found that of about 404,638 formerly incarcerated people in 34 states, 67.8% were rearrested three years post release and 76.6% were rearrested within five years. Yet, according to a study...
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How Youth Can Help During Incarceration and Reentry

September 7, 2023
Prison education can have life changing benefits. Unfortunately, there are high rates of recidivism among formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2012 Bureau of Justice Statistics study found that of about 404,638 formerly incarcerated people in 34 states, 67.8% were rearrested three years post release and 76.6% were rearrested within five years. Yet, according to a study...

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