We get this question a lot. PAST has amassed data from schools and communities from California to Texas to New York State. PAST has published its progress in real-time, allowing stakeholders and PAST STEM coordinators to get a sense of what needs to come next. Feel free to look through our archives.
This report provides a compilation of evaluation data and analysis of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Program beginning in the summer of 2017 and concluding in May 2018. The 2017-18 program involved (30) graduate student participants from fourteen colleges and universities who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The 2017-18 SALT participants formed the second year cohort (cohort 2) of the program designed to build skills in leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and team dynamics. During the 2017-18 training program, the PAST Foundation conducted evaluation based on observation of the 5-day workshop, analysis of an online, anonymous pre- and post-training questionnaire, and observation of (9) monthly SALT Program webinars that were held beginning in October 2017 through May 2018.
The following Bullet Point Reports (11) provide an overview of the New York Academy of Sciences’ Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) in Atlanta, Georgia. The New York Academy of Sciences previously held two SALT workshops in New York City in 2016 and the summer of 2017, making SALT Atlanta the third cohort to complete this intensive professional development. The training spanned four days from Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17. Graduate students (28) from diverse backgrounds and working in STEM fields attended SALT Atlanta seeking to develop leadership skills to advance their careers. Participants gained leadership skills through improvisational training and by studying group and team dynamics. SALT Atlanta was sponsored by the Lockheed Martin Corporation, which gave participants the opportunity to visit the Lockheed Martin Facility in Marietta, Georgia, network with company executives, and engage with keynote speakers.
This report provides a comparative analysis of the pre- and post-questionnaire conducted as part of the Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Program conducted by The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) during the summer of 2017. The five-day training program involved (30) graduate students from fourteen colleges and universities who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The SALT program is designed to build skills in leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and team dynamics. During the five- day training program, the PAST Foundation conducted an online, anonymous pre- and post- training questionnaire, providing SALT fellows the opportunity to voluntarily give input on expectations of the program (pre-training questionnaire), as well as share their experience and impact of the training program at its conclusion (post-training questionnaire).
This report provides ethnographic analysis of a one-day workshop entitled “Ramping Up: Action Lab 1,” conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) on October 11, 2011.