Last year, at the STEM++ Conference:
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Across the US, lack of diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a big problem. Industry has taken notice, and in Silicon Valley, some companies are making admirable steps in the right direction.
However, at the education level— from PreK through higher-ed— there are still far too many obstacles wthat bump qualified students off track permanently. This is true even in some of our finest schools.
How might we vastly increase the number of underrepresented students who continue along STEM pathways as they navigate our educational systems?
At STEM++, we propose a big framework change — improving the who, how, and culture of STEM teaching and learnng. We believe that the first step is starting the right conversations. By bringing together the expertise of industry and education professionals, we aim to address the challenge of broadening pathways to STEM fields.
Here are a few of our speakers from the 2015 conference: