The All Together Now project investigates how informal programs can broaden participation by building social capital in STEM for youth from underrepresented groups. The project integrates social network analysis with research on informal learning, and draws on the connected learning framework for how to connect learning across settings. It builds on evidence that sponsorship of youth interest, affinity-based mentorship, and brokering connections to other settings and opportunities can build social capital and support interest and persistence in STEM.

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal Science Learning Program, Award Number 1810923.

Bridging Theory to Practice: Conducting Culturally Responsive Interviews With Historically Marginalized Youth in STEM

The goal of this paper is to move beyond theoretical explorations of culturally responsive research to instead offer researchers concrete examples and effective strategies for designing culturally responsive instruments and protocols in STEM educational research.

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Mimi Ito

UC Irvine

Vera Michalchik

Stanford University

Tiera Tanksley

University of Colorado, Boulder

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Duke University