NISE Network is committed to promoting inclusive, equitable, and accessible opportunities for diverse learners to engage in STEM.
As the NISE Network continues to move forward in our efforts to inspire and support a lifetime of STEM engagement, we seek to ensure that our work embodies the principles of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI).
By gathering, studying, and sharing evidence about what works best, the Network is continually improving in its efforts to involve all people in learning about and contributing to STEM.
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) Booklet:
Tools for Engaging Communities and Incorporating DEAI Practices into Informal STEM Projects
The tools, practices, and project examples are designed to support NISE Network partner efforts in making their experiences more relevant and inclusive in order to promote a more equitable STEM future in our local communities.
NISE Network and our partners strive to include a diverse audience with regard to geography, dis/ability, gender, race/ethnicity, language and income. Some examples of this work include:
- Practices: using evidence-based practices that support meaningful participation and learning by diverse communities
- Partnerships: collaborating across networks and organizations to ensure broad geographic and demographic participation
- Cognitive and physical accessibility: using Universal Design principles and accessible practices for educational materials and learning experiences
- Cultural relevance and language: using culturally inclusive and sensitive practices and offering materials in languages other than English (NISE Network projects offer many of our materials in Spanish)