Lab Programs in Prison Settings

Building Lab-based STEM Programs in Prison Settings

Special thanks to Operation Restoration for their leadership and design in this project! 

The lab assistant STEM-OPS program is a beacon of change, addressing the educational needs of incarcerated women and simultaneously meeting the demand for skilled professionals in STEM disciplines. We invite you to delve into the details of this program in our comprehensive white paper. 

Key Highlights: 

  • Empowerment Through Education: Discover how the STEM-OPS program is reshaping the educational landscape within the prison system, empowering justice impacted women with practical skills for doing lab work.
  • Critical Thinking Skills: Explore the methodologies employed by the program to foster critical thinking skills, enabling participants to approach challenges with analytical and innovative perspectives. 
  • Pathways to Successful Reintegration: Uncover the strategies implemented to create viable pathways for successful reintegration into society, ensuring that the impact of the STEM-OPS Program extends beyond incarceration. 

Our white paper delves into the guiding practices of the lab assistant STEM-OPS program, identifies barriers faced in implementing STEM education within prison settings, and presents proven strategies to overcome these challenges. This document is a comprehensive resource for anyone passionate about education, criminal justice reform, and the intersection of STEM and social impact. 

Please take 1 minute to fill out this survey about how this project may have influenced you or helped you learn new information. Your response will help STEM-OPS learn about our shared impact on messages about people impacted by incarceration and help us improve our approach to changing societal narratives.