USC's K-12 STEM Community Outreach for Low-Income and Underrepresented Minority Students
Research has shown that schools with large numbers of racial and ethnic minorities, low-income students, and English-language learners are systematically under-resourced compared to schools serving middle, upper class and white students. These schools have fewer well-trained teachers, fewer advanced courses, and less access to academic basics, which together lead to science achievement gaps for their students. This talk addresses these issues and the K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pipeline model that has been created at USC to overcome these students' science achievement gaps and which is leading to their much higher participation rate in science programs at the university level.
Kast, DJ, "USC's K-12 STEM Community Outreach for Low-Income and Underrepresented Minority Students" (2016). Public Lecture Series. 83.