Advancing equity and access in STEM learning
The STEM Learning Center is situated under the office of Research, Innovation & Impact at the University of Arizona. We are a university-wide center that supports efforts to recruit and retain a diverse population of learners into a robust STEM pipeline. We offer consultations on broadening participation and broader impacts; project design; education research and evaluation; inclusive practices; and collaborating with partners within the university, across institutions, or with industry. We invite you to contact us and set up a consultation early in your project planning period. If you are looking for resources on inclusive practices in STEM, need current data for project proposals, or just want to network and collaborate with like-minded groups or individuals, we can help.
The University of Arizona ASEMS programs has been awarded INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award! Organizations who receive this prestigious award advance diversity, promote equality, and build a stronger U.S. workforce, through innovative programs and initiatives for current and future students, increasing the number of people from underrepresented groups entering STEM professions.
This award is a tribute to the people and programs that encourage and inspire a new generation of people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. ASEMS programs continues to make a significant difference through mentoring and teaching, research, and other efforts worthy of this national recognition.
Excelencia in Education, a national organization focused on accelerating Latino student success in higher education, recognized four evidence-based programs across the U.S.—including UArizona's Science, Engineering and Math Scholars (ASEMS)—as winners of its 2020 Examples of Excelencia award.
ASEMS provides services to support students in graduating with a STEM degree, focusing on students who are underrepresented in STEM, such as first-generation college students, students from low-income households, those who transferred from community colleges, and students from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities and students with disabilities.