The diversity of students receiving science, technology, engineering and math degrees remains startlingly low.
Despite national efforts to correct the imbalance, the diversity gap has not shown much improvement in the last fourteen years. One explanation for this is that students from under-represented communities reaching college are commonly underprepared and subsequently drop out of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors.
Boeing and IoES are working with Title 1 schools across Los Angeles to bridge the STEM diversity gap by creating environmental science modules, free and accessible to all high school students. And by supporting GreenShorts, a film contest that aims to improve critical thinking, creativity and leadership qualities on key environmental challenges.