Members of the Ohio STEM Equity Pipeline Team with Senator Sherrod Brown on Thursday, April 19, 2012, during the NAPE Professional Development Institute in Washington, DC

Facilitator: Ben Williams, NAPE Director of Special Projects


The Ohio STEM Equity Pipeline started in 2009 with funding from the National Science Foundation. From 2011 to 2015, the work was expanded to 17 additional projects with funding from the Ohio Department of Education Office of Career-Technical Education, in partnership with NAPE and Columbus State Community College.

Fourteen teams of secondary CTE educators and their business and industry partners have received PIPE-STEM professional development.Ā  Each team is now implementing research- and evidence-based strategies to increase participation, persistence,Ā  and completion of diverse students in nontraditional CTE programs.

Three teams of teachers and counselors have received Micromessaging professional development and are now implementing strategies to increase the success of diverse females and underrepresented males in the STEM classroom.

Finally, in spring 2015 more than 120 counselors will receive and be trained in the use of Counselor Toolkits to provide relevant and useful information to middle school and high school students on opportunities through nontraditional and STEM careers.

More is planned for 2015 and beyond!

Upcoming Events

July 29, 2015 (12:30 to 3 pm): Ohio ACTE Post-Conference Workshop,Ā  The Fifth Annual Ohio STEM Equity Pipeline Workshop (handout)

July 29, 2015: Ohio ACTE Conference Session, School Counselor Toolkits for STEM and Nontraditional CTE:Ā  A State-wide Equity Initiative (handout)

Current Sites Implementing PIPE-STEM

FY2015 Sites (April 2014-Present)

FY2014 Sites (August 2013-Present)

FY2013 Sites (March 2012-Present)

FY2012 Sites (September 2011-Present)

Current Sites Implementing Micromessaging


More on the STEM Equity Pipeline and its outcomes can be found in STEM Models of Success:Ā  Programs, Policies, and Practices in the Community College.Ā  See Ben Williams’ chapter on “Using Research- and Evidence-Based Strategies to Increase Access and Gender Equity in STEM: The STEM Equity Pipeline Project.”



nsf1 high resThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0734056 and Grant No. HRD 1203121. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.