SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM)
PIPELINE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pipeline Program is an innovative, collaborative partnership of private and public-sector sponsors and non-profit organizations designed to increase the pipeline of African-Americans and other under-represented minorities in science-related fields.
- United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – Diversity Partner
- Akerman Senterfitt – Business Partner
- Central Florida Medical Society – Medical Partner
- Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute – Science Partner
- City of Orlando
- Orange County Public Schools
Meeting a need in our community. The STEM Pipeline Program directly addresses an urgent challenge facing our local communities and national economy – the growing shortage of skilled and educated workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. New technology and global trends toward STEM careers – has the STEM demand outpacing supply within the next 10 years. Shortage is compounded by the fact that minorities, particularly African Americans, are vastly underrepresented in STEM education and professions due to inadequate foundational skills in middle and high school, lack of financial resources for college, and low awareness in STEM and related careers.
Providing education opportunities. The STEM Pipeline Program impacts nearly every aspect of the educational pipeline in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – starting with middle school and continuing through college. Program partners actively create, inspire and direct educational opportunities by generating awareness of STEM education and careers for students in middle and high school, financing a STEM college scholarship and mentoring scholarship recipients as they participate in internship opportunities offered by STEM sponsors.
Using existing resources. The STEM Pipeline Program utilizes resources at all levels of the community. From the local public school system, which will provide access to qualified, diverse students, to hands-on scientific training facilitated by program partners scholarship, recipients will have access to the information, financial resources and practical experience needed to ensure a successful profession in a STEM discipline.
Establishing public/private partnerships. Government agencies, non-profits and private-sector companies have joined forces in this initiative.
Serving a diverse population. The STEM Pipeline Program is geared to African Americans and other minorities. Program partners will have access to local public school magnet programs that focus on STEM disciplines to ensure a qualified, diverse candidate pool.
For more information, please contact
Sherry Paramore @ 407.896.6940 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org