A University of Pittsburgh research team and the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice (SLECoP) have been chosen to create a network of precollege programs with accreditation standards to boost college enrollment for underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math.

The National Science Foundation recently announced that it has awarded a $10 million INCLUDES Alliance grant to the team that makes up Pitt’s Broadening Equity in STEM (BE STEM) Center and SLECoP, which is a national ecosystem of science, technology, engineering and math programs and partners in 84 regions.

The multidisciplinary BE STEM team features representatives from the School of Computing and Information, the Center for Urban Education and the School of Education.

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