STEM for all
The diversity of students receiving STEM degrees remains startlingly low, though this does not reflect a lack of intellectual interest. A recent study found that “49 percent [of underserved students] had an interest in STEM”—the same as the overall population. Our top scientists and researchers are currently working in close collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high school principals and teachers to develop educational video modules on climate and water issues. Over the next two years, we will be drafting, refining and filming these modules, which will be presented on this website, free and accessible to anyone with internet access.