Engineering PLUS is designed to build an infrastructure to support sustainability and scale-up of successful interventions through partnerships. Each of the Key Performance Strategy (KPS) groups work closely with its partners to achieve the overall projects goals.
Below is a current list of our partners that work with each KPS group. This list will evolve over the course of the grant as new partnerships are formed. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact email@example.com.
KPS 1 Backbone Partners
The strength of a Northeastern education is experiential learning—it enables you to explore your path, find your passion, and acquire the skills and knowledge that prepare you for a lifetime of success. Our entire learning model is centered around your success. Powered by our signature co-op program and fueled by your inclination for exploration-driven excellence, experiential learning at Northeastern is the advantage that will set you apart in the real world. There’s no other university experience quite like it. Our graduates prove this every day. For more information, visit www.northeastern.edu.
NSF INCLUDES National Network
NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in discoveries and innovations by focusing on diversity, inclusion and broadening participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at scale. NSF INCLUDES is one of the NSF 10 Big Ideas. The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position the United States at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership through pioneering research and enabling activities. For more information, visit www.includesnetwork.org.
KPS 2 Professional Society and National Organization Partners
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers. For more information, visit www.aises.org.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
NACME is the largest provider of college scholarships for underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees at schools of engineering. Their mission is to enrich society with an American workforce that champions diversity in STEM by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science. For more information, visit www.nacme.org.
The National GEM Consortium
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. For more information, visit www.gemfellowship.org.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States with more than 700 chapters and 17,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. For more information, visit www.nsbe.org.
The Society of Women Engineers
For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties. For more information, visit www.swe.org.
KPS 3 Regional Hubs Partners
Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE)
The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) for Broadening Participation in STEM, a partnership of Chicago State University (CSU) and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in collaboration with the Ohio State University (OSU) and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), is funded by the National Science Foundation for the purpose of powering the relationship with currently funded Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) projects and strengthening the existing partnership with non-LSAMP institutions in the Midwest to broaden the participation and representation of underrepresented minority (URM) groups in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. For more information, visit www.lsmrce.org.
Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP)
The Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program is designed to increase underrepresented minority student enrollment and graduation rates in STEM by offering effective, individualized recruitment and retention services. NELSAMP provides pre-college and postsecondary academic preparation, mentoring engagement experiences, research opportunities, and career and graduate school preparation programming to ensure students maximize their potential for success in their STEM field of study. Partner institutions across three states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, participate in Alliance-wide programs and offer project activities unique to each member campus. For more information, visit www.nelsamp.uconn.edu.
Urban Massachusetts Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UMLSAMP)
The Urban Massachusetts Alliance for Minority Participation (UMLSAMP) is comprised of the University of Massachusetts Boston, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, and Wentworth Institute of Technology and their community college colleagues Bunker Hill, Roxbury, Bristol, and Middlesex Led by UMass Boston.
KPS 4 stEm PEER Academy Partners
Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS)
The purpose of ARIS is to advance impacts of research for the betterment of society and the expansion of research. We elevate research impact by providing high-quality resources and professional development opportunities and by creating connections among researchers, community partners, and engagement practitioners. ARIS provides a thriving global community representing all areas of research impact. The ARIS Community welcomes anyone interested in the intersection between research and society. For more information, visit www.researchinsociety.org.
With a diverse group of partners, the STEM PUSH Network (Pathways for Underrepresented Students to HigherEd) is working to create systemic change in the post-secondary admissions process by reinventing the relationship between pre-college STEM programs and higher education admissions offices.
KPS 6 Research and Evaluation Partners
CSEdResearch.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S. whose mission is to improve K-12 CS education for all children by enabling and disseminating exemplary evidence-driven research, with a focus on identifying culturally relevant promising practices and transforming student learning. For more information, visit www.csedresearch.org.
Drexel is a comprehensive global research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs. For more information, visit www.drexel.edu.
Rath Educational Evaluation & Research (REER)
Rath Educational Evaluation & Research (REER) helps partnering projects understand how effective their efforts are at achieving their goals and to continually improve what they are doing for the benefit of those whom they are serving. For more information, visit www.krathreer.com.
SageFox Consulting Group
SageFox is a lead research partner on several NSF projects. All of the research efforts are based on values of collaboration, transparency and meaningful contribution to the education community. Projects to date have focused on retrospective studies to uncover the long-term impacts of programs, aggregating knowledge across programs and/or states and understanding emerging needs in STEM education. For more information, visit www.sagefoxgroup.com.
NSF INCLUDES Alliance Engineering PLUS (Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students). This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under award HRD-2119930. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.