Welcome to the home of the Open Forum on Broadening Participation in STEM.

The Open Forum on Broadening Participation in STEM a collective space for sharing current and historical knowledge on broadening participation in STEM. The Open Forum will attract individuals interested and working in diversity and inclusion within and beyond the current INCLUDES community and support not only the dissemination of knowledge developed under the current INCLUDES program, but also the historic knowledge developed throughout NSF’s history of research and practice related to Broadening Participation programs and beyond.

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  • Reflecting on our Roots- Teachers of the 21st Century Revised Good morning OFBP Community! We just added a new Reflecting on our Roots post by Dr. Shirley Malcom to our community library. In this essay, Dr. Malcom reflects on the changes that have ...

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