Career (Post College) STEM Curriculum

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African American women comprise less than 11% of the STEM workforce. According to The Executive Office of the President of the United States’ National Science and Technology Council’s 2018 report, “in order to prepare our nation’s STEM workforce for the future, it is necessary to have a diverse talent pool of Americans with strong STEM knowledge and skills prepared for the jobs of the future is essential to maintaining the national innovation base that supports key sectors of the economy, including agriculture, energy, healthcare, information and communications technologies, manufacturing, transportation, and defense, along with emerging areas like artificial intelligence and quantum information science.”

 

STEM Employment

Despite the value and importance of STEM skills, African Americans and women are significantly underrepresented in STEM fields. Although women make up half the population, they comprise less than 30% of the STEM workforce. Similarly, underrepresented racial and ethnic groups make up 27% of the population but comprise only 11% of the STEM workforce.

In order to prepare our nation’s STEM workforce for the future, it is necessary to have a diverse talent pool of Americans with strong STEM knowledge and skills prepared for the jobs of the future is essential to maintaining the national innovation base that supports key sectors of the economy, including agriculture, energy, healthcare, information and communications technologies, manufacturing, transportation, and defense, along with emerging areas like artificial intelligence and quantum information science

We do not only aim to get (African) American women in STEM fields, but to keep them there. With continued education and training they will always be prepared with the latest research practices. They will continue to bring new knowledge and techniques into the workplace.

U.S. STEM workforce is extremely underrepresented for African American women compared to white males, and white females


Career Development

We do not only aim to get (African) American women in STEM fields, but to keep them there. With continued education and training they will always be prepared with the latest research practices. They will continue to bring new knowledge and techniques into the workplace.


Entrepreneurship

Through STEM entrepreneurship we will be able to accelerate the rate in which we arge part on the acceleration of scientific and technological innovations, such as those that improve health care, inspire new industries, protect the environment, and safeguard us from harm, and will in turn boost the U.S. economy.