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of OST programs in NC implement informal STEM activities

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of youth in OST programs developed a “STEM identity"

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of women make up the science and engineering workforce

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of Latinx, Black, and Indigenous women represent women in the STEM workforce

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of future careers will require awareness and application of STEM

The STEM Coalition

The STEM coalition, or STEMco, is the collaborative efforts of professionals throughout North Carolina to amplify diversity, inclusion, and equity within STEM pathways. The STEMco develops strategies to ensure that more youth, particularly girls and minorities, are involved in STEM as early as Kindergarten. To do this, NC CAP has invited stakeholders from various sectors (i.e. business, higher education, K-12 education, OST programs, science centers and museums, libraries, and the community) to discuss the barriers and discontinuity among the STEM pathways. Each sector in attendance provides a unique perspective on investing in the future STEM workforce. 

If you have any questions about the STEM Coalition and the convenings, please reach out to Sheneika Simmons at ssimmons@ncforum.org.