SXSW EDU 2019
Identifying and Eliminating STEM Deserts
Across the U.S., primary and secondary students attend school in STEM Deserts, lacking access to advanced math and science learning. Meanwhile, STEM-based skills and dispositions are driving global change and career opportunities, increasing the need for problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration. With key partners, NMSI is unveiling a framework to identify STEM Deserts and is working with other partners to eradicate the gaps while highlighting best practices and proven solutions.
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- Community members will learn the factors and data used to identify STEM Deserts, allowing them to apply an accepted definition to their communities.
- Teachers and administrators will hear how other K-12 educators have increased access and achievement in advanced STEM coursework.
- Non-profits, grant makers, LEAs, and community members will learn how they can get involved in the NMSI-led work to eradicate STEM Deserts.
Juan Elizondo, Senior Director, Communications, National Math + Science Initiative