Provides findings from an implementation and participant-outcomes evaluation of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program, an intensive initiative intended to bolster the representation of Alaska Native’s participation in the STEM industry.

“Based at the University of Alaska, the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) is designed to prepare and support Alaska Native students from middle school through graduate school to succeed in engineering and science careers. ANSEP offers intensive academic support, exposure to industry, and the opportunity to participate in a learning community incorporating Alaska Native cultural identity” (p.2).

“In addition to supporting individual students, the ANSEP model is also designed to effect systemic change to improve the climate for Alaska Natives in the Alaska kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) educational system, the University of Alaska, and Alaska’s STEM industries” (p.2).

The Brief summarizes the findings of an implementation and participant-outcomes evaluation of ANSEP, conducted by The Urban Institute from September 2013 to December 2014. The evaluation sought to assess “the ANSEP model to inform its programming and planning as well as provide lessons for other STEM education programs that serve underrepresented minorities nationwide” (p.3).

Full Publication Title: Building Alaska’s Science and Engineering Pipeline: Evaluation of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program

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