Open Online Event, March 20-27, Features 36 Launch Projects Aimed at Broadening Participation in STEM

March 20, 2017

Thirty-six projects funded by the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES initiative are showcasing their work to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) March 20-27, http://includes2017.videohall.com. In the interactive, online, NSF INCLUDES Video Showcase, project leaders share three-minute videos and engage in discussions about their project's goals, strategies, and potential impact. The public is invited to view the videos and engage in the online discussion with project presenters.

The NSF INCLUDES initiative (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science), enhances U.S. leadership in STEM disciplines by proactively seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society.
  
The showcase platform, videohall.com, is developed by TERC and designed to make it easy for participants to view and sort the videos by content and to participate in the online discussions. Viewers can pose questions, share feedback and expertise, and encourage others in their social networks to participate.
 
“Through the Showcase you get insights into the potential collective impact of these newly-funded NSF INCLUDES projects,” says Joni Falk, TERC Principal Investigator for the Video Showcase. “The event seeks to amplify the work of individual projects by creating an environment where people can share resources and strategies with each other while also learning from the perspectives and comments offered by researchers, practitioners, and the public at large."
 
The INCLUDES online event is led by TERC with NSF funding (#1650158) in collaboration with NORC