Reclaiming spaces: Camp ELSO inspires children of color to explore the outdoors, science careers

I recall the high school science teacher who doubted my capacity to succeed in advanced biology, the pre-med advisers who pointed my friend Dr. Kellianne Richardson and me away from their program and discouraged us from considering a career in medicine – biased advice given under the guise of truth and tough love. Continue reading Reclaiming spaces: Camp ELSO inspires children of color to explore the outdoors, science careers

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Mentorship Leads to Better STEM Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students

Every student is different. Each comes into the classroom with different life experiences, learning abilities and personalities. In an evolving society where employers are rapidly demanding workers with STEM skills and schools are struggling to keep up, a tailored approach to STEM education – one that includes mentorship and accessibility – is required to ensure every student finds success. Continue reading Mentorship Leads to Better STEM Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students

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Computer Science Demand Is Soaring Due To Tech Bubble 2.0

For the past several years, I’ve been warning that the tech startup boom (and the surge of interest in “coding”) is actually a dangerous bubble that is driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ultra-loose monetary policies since the Great Recession. A recent New York Times piece called “The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class” describes how young people are clamoring to study computer science: Continue reading Computer Science Demand Is Soaring Due To Tech Bubble 2.0

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Minority ph.D. students need institutional change to make larger impact in STEM fields

Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a study of hundreds of Ph.D. students at four top-tier California research universities. Continue reading Minority ph.D. students need institutional change to make larger impact in STEM fields

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The Institute for Educational Leadership Launches Rise Up for Equity Campaign to Eliminate Barriers to Equity in Education and Workforce Development

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) announced the launch of Rise Up for Equity, a digital and grassroots campaign to prepare, support, and mobilize leaders to eliminate systemic barriers to equity in education and workforce development. Continue reading The Institute for Educational Leadership Launches Rise Up for Equity Campaign to Eliminate Barriers to Equity in Education and Workforce Development

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