Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Dissemination Techniques for STEM Intervention Programs
Lawrence O. Flowers, PhD

Dissemination is the act of dispersing information or materials to a broader audience to improve awareness and knowledge. Dissemination protocols are equally paramount for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) intervention programs. STEM intervention programs are typically multifaceted academic programs that focus on paramount objectives designed to ultimately enhance the nation’s economic competitiveness on the global stage. Additionally, a key focus of SIPs is to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups to improve diversity in STEM education and careers. Effective dissemination schemes are advantageous to directors and principal investigators interested in their program’s sustainability as well as to achieve the broader impacts of the STEM program. Also, the calculus behind crafting effective dissemination plans is that it contributes to the overall success of the SIP. The cost-effective dissemination framework discussed in this article is designed explicitly for STEM intervention programs but can also apply to a variety of organizations and settings. This article offers practical and scalable dissemination strategies for faculty, administrators, and intervention program support staff. Also included in this article is an example of a logic model.

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