Diversifying STEM pathways in Arizona

Diversifying STEM pathways in Arizona
Professor Regina Deil-Amen
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:30am

The National Science Foundation has funded a  $4.8 million grant awarding an effort to create a culture of belonging in higher education STEM fields for low-income, high-achieving students from our community. Regina Deil-Amen, professor of educational policy studies and practice and principal investigator on the grant, says a key benefit of the grant is that it can help diversify STEM talent pathways in Arizona, where there is a "disproportionate underrepresentation of people from the communities in which these STEM disciplines are supposed to be applied." The grant will support eligible students at Pima Community College with scholarships and peer mentors and bolster their transition into the University of Arizona to earn STEM-related degrees.

Read more about this new pathway here.