Dr. Kimberly A. Scott appointed to lead the National STEM Collaborative

Dr. Kimberly A. Scott appointed to lead the National STEM Collaborative

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STELAR would like to congratulate Dr. Kimberly A. Scott, Principal Investigator for the CompuGirls ITEST project, on her appointment by President Obama to lead the National STEM Collaborative.
 
“Arizona State University’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology formed The National STEM Collaborative (NSTEMC) as a consortium of 10 higher education institutions and 9 non-profit partners to scale research-based best skills and knowledge, resources and practices on access, completion, and workforce development for women of color in STEM.  The Collaborative and plan of work are important because African American and Latina adolescent girls express more interest in STEM careers than their White counterparts; yet, relatively fewer enter and persist in STEM majors and in the workforce.  According to the National Science Foundation (2012, 2013), minority women comprise fewer than 1 in 10 employed scientists and engineers with only 5 percent of Asian women, 5 percent of African American women, less than 1 percent of Native American women, and 2 percent of Hispanic women represented in the science and engineering labor force in the U.S. This compares poorly with women as a whole, which made up 28 percent of all workers in science and engineering occupations in 2010.”
 
Learn more about the mission of the Collaborative: https://cgest.asu.edu/collaborative