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STEM-OPS Working Groups Retreat to DC for Collaboration and Fellowship
June 17, 2022
STEM-OPS working group members from across the country converged in Washington, DC, on May 20 for a full-day retreat in EDC’s Georgetown offices. The energy and commitment were palpable among the 35 people who attended ...
STEM-OPS: Including the Voices of the Directly Impacted to Reform STEM Fields
May 12, 2022
STEM Opportunities in Prison Settings (STEM-OPS), an NSF INCLUDES Alliance, has a vision that “All persons impacted by the carceral system are able, and encouraged, to pursue a culturally responsive and equitable high-quality STEM

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Trauma – What Happened to You?
April 11, 2022
The past two years have been incredibly turbulent, as the whole world has faced COVID, racial violence, political upheaval, environmental disasters, war, and more. Anxiety and depression have grown exponentially. Organizations and

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How I Learned to Work WITH Students as a Co-conspirator for Educational Equity
February 25, 2022
I am a white female educator. I previously perpetuated the school-to-prison pipeline, but now I am working to dismantle it. “You wrote me up!?” slamming his backpack down, the student slumped down in his seat, crossed his arms, a

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Introducing The sySTEM Impacted Podcast
January 7, 2022
This podcast shares stories of system-impacted people’s struggles and successes through topics such as mental health awareness and application of trauma-informed practices to support people impacted by incarceration. 

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Our First STEM-OPS Blog Post
December 2, 2021
We are excited to post the first official STEM-OPS blog post! In this post, we introduce you to the STEM-OPS program and the invaluable partners who make up this NSF INCLUDES Alliance.

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