Indicator 1.1

ST 1.1: ​The STEM provider supports increased participation in STEM learning, including groups often underrepresented in STEM fields of work and study, through outreach and support for STEM program areas.

Rating: 4

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2015 C2 Pipeline Students During Residential Camp

Wayne State University C2 Pipeline  (WSU C2 Pipeline) addresses Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) providing high school centers the support increased participation in STEM learning, to groups underrepresented in STEM fields of work and study, through outreach and support for STEM program areas. WSU C2 Pipeline has a STEM outreach plan with measurable goals to increase participation of all learners, including learners from groups often underrepresented in STEM fields of work and study and can demonstrate progress meeting such goals. The Michigan Department Education EZ Reports provides electronic system to support students' data.

Student presenting their IPE project - Summer 2016

The EZ Reports allows educators to track student progress, and comply with the state evaluation, 21st CCLC programs have access to student data (academic, behavior, grades and test scores, behavior, and attendance). Each C2 Pipeline centers are able gain an understanding of how to access to student records through the most efficient process. WSU C2 Pipeline educators have direct access to student level data through district databases (i.e., MiSTAR, Power School, Student Files: CA-60s). The Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies partnership with C2 Pipeline conducts an evaluative system through surveys that consist of monitoring program activities.

IPE team presenting at the 2016 Residential Gala

They may also examine processes or technology to suggest alternatives and provide recommendations and directions to policy makers. Program evaluation uses both qualitative and quantitative methods of social research, and can answer questions about a program, project, or system's efficiency and efficacy.

The majority of the students in the schools we serve are high need, so recruitment is open to every student that attends the school. Program selection is open to students on an ongoing enrollment basis.  The program offers flexibility that helps with student registration & retention since students may not be able to commit to a yearlong program, four days a week. An interest survey is given to the students. Results from this, as well as consultations with administrators, counselors & teachers assist with referrals into our program. We are present at most school functions so parents can request services for their children. We found that students attend our program primarily because they want to (68%), 13% because of parents and 19% said school personnel. This 19% by school personnel is very high as compared to the state at 6% (MSU Community Evaluation & Research Center. "Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Data Tables Grantee Report" Wayne State University. 2016-2017. Table 9).

Each year our program enrollment has increased with our latest demographic data for program year 17/18 as follows.

  • 1,492 Unduplicated Students Served

  • 758 Males / 735 Females

  • 73% African American; 15% White; 4% Asian; 3% Multi-Racial; and 5% Some Other Race

  • 82.2% report they are economically disadvantaged (Free/Reduced Lunch)

  • Participant Attendance was 34,865

  • ​Enrollment by gender in the Residential IPE Camp Program for 2018 is 94 Females / 26 Males


School Year
School Year Logic Model
School Year Parent/Student Guide
School Year Evaluation
Site Recruitment & Retention Plan
Sample Recruitment Flyers
Student Interest Survey
Grantee Annual Report
Stem Lab Brochure
Day Camp
Day Camp Logic Model
Day Camp Brochure
Day Camp Evaluation
Summer Residential
Residential Logic Model
Residential Camp Brochure
Residential Camp Evaluation