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ASLA Sends STEM Sign-On Letter to DHS

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On August 7, ASLA, with the support of 97 landscape architecture academic programs from across the country, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in continued support of student visas, the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, and for landscape architecture to be added to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List.

Through advocacy, communication, and research, ASLA is working to raise the visibility of the profession’s innate STEM qualities and practice areas among federal, state, and local stakeholders, as well as the STEM community, and the general public. ASLA has highlighted landscape architecture as a STEM-based, problem-solving profession through a series of targeted activities, including developing STEM-centered resources.

Learn more about ASLA’s work on STEM, including K–12 and partnership building efforts by visiting:

  • ASLA’s Landscape Architecture: A STEM Profession web page for resources to support outreach and communications about landscape architecture as a STEM profession.
  • ASLA’s Career Discovery web page for more information on K–12 STEM efforts.
  • Landscape Architecture Magazine’s article, ICED OUT, for more information on ASLA’s journey towards STEM designation. (February 2019)

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