stemyes.org

We are a nonprofit organization committed to promoting under-represented minorities and women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to K-8 students.

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We are a nonprofit organization committed to promoting under-represented minorities and women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to K-8 students.
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  1. STEMYES.ORG

    Slide 1 - STEMYES.ORG

    • PROMOTING
    • UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITIES (URM)
    • AND
    • WOMEN IN STEM(SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATH)
  2. Lack of URM and female participation in STEMhigh school classes andcollege programs

    Slide 2 - Lack of URM and female participation in STEMhigh school classes andcollege programs

    • Promote STEM concepts
    • to URM and females
    • in Grades K-8
    • WHAT?
  3. Southern California will lead the state’s growth over the next 48 years (2012 to 2060), growing by 8 million to a total population of 31 million.

    Slide 3 - Southern California will lead the state’s growth over the next 48 years (2012 to 2060), growing by 8 million to a total population of 31 million.

    • -CA Dept of Finance Jan 2013
    • WHY?
  4. CALIFORNIA STATE POPULATION

    Slide 4 - CALIFORNIA STATE POPULATION

    • CA Dept of Finance Jan 2013
    • 2014 Total
    • 38.5M
    • 2014 age 5-14
    • 5.03M
    • 2014 Hispanic/Latino age 5-14
    • 2.62M
    • 2020 Total
    • 40.6M
    • 2020 age 5-14
    • 5.17M
    • 2020 Hispanic/Latinoage 5-14
    • 2.68M
    • 2030 Total
    • 44.3M
    • 2030 age 5-14
    • 5.6M
    • 2030 Hispanic/Latinoage 5-14
    • 2.87M
  5. CA Hispanic Population exceeded Caucasions in March 2014

    Slide 5 - CA Hispanic Population exceeded Caucasions in March 2014

    • In March 2014 California became second state to have a majority Hispanic population
    • 39% Hispanic
    • 38.8% White
    • 5.8% Black
    • 13% Asian
    • < 1% Native American
    • Source: Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget summary
  6. Although women hold close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they fill less than 25% of STEM jobs

    Slide 6 - Although women hold close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they fill less than 25% of STEM jobs

    • Women today represent 12% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37%.
    • -girlswhocode.org
    • While 57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women, just 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women.
    • -girlswhocode.org
    • 1 in 7 engineers is female
    • -“Women in Stem, A Gender Gap To Innovation”, August 2011 U.S. Department of Commerce
  7. Race/ethnicity and sex

    Slide 7 - Race/ethnicity and sex

    • All S&E majors
    • Biological/ agricultural sciences
    • Computer sciences
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics/ statistics
    • Physical sciences
    • Social/ behavioral sciences
    • All races/ethnicities
    • 38.4%
    • 11.6%
    • 1.5%
    • 10.3%
    • 0.9%
    • 2.7%
    • 11.4%
    • Female
    • 33.3
    • 12.4
    • 0.4
    • 4.0
    • 0.7
    • 2.2
    • 13.6
    • Male
    • 44.1
    • 10.0
    • 2.9
    • 17.9
    • 1.1
    • 3.4
    • 8.8
    • SOURCE: Higher Education Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, special tabulations (2011) of the Survey of the American Freshman.
    • Intentions of freshmen to major inScience & Engineering fields 2010
  8. Race/ethnicity and sex

    Slide 8 - Race/ethnicity and sex

    • All S&E majors
    • Biological/ agricultural sciences
    • Computer sciences
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics/ statistics
    • Physical sciences
    • Social/ behavioral sciences
    • White
    • 37.0%
    • 10.8%
    • 1.4%
    • 10.5%
    • 0.9%
    • 2.8%
    • 10.6%
    • Female
    • 31.1
    • 11.2
    • 0.3
    • 4.0
    • 0.8
    • 2.4
    • 12.4
    • Male
    • 43.8
    • 10.0
    • 2.7
    • 18.0
    • 1.1
    • 3.6
    • 8.4
    • Asian
    • 49.0
    • 18.3
    • 2.2
    • 14.7
    • 1.2
    • 3.0
    • 9.6
    • Female
    • 43.1
    • 19.9
    • 0.8
    • 7.2
    • 1.1
    • 2.6
    • 11.5
    • Male
    • 54.5
    • 16.2
    • 3.5
    • 22.7
    • 1.3
    • 3.2
    • 7.6
    • Black
    • 36.5
    • 10.9
    • 2.6
    • 7.4
    • 0.5
    • 1.8
    • 13.3
    • Female
    • 35.3
    • 12.8
    • 1.1
    • 3.2
    • 0.5
    • 1.7
    • 16.0
    • Male
    • 39.4
    • 8.2
    • 4.9
    • 14.6
    • 0.5
    • 2.2
    • 9.0
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • 40.7
    • 11.7
    • 1.5
    • 9.3
    • 0.7
    • 1.9
    • 15.6
    • Female
    • 38.1
    • 12.9
    • 0.6
    • 3.2
    • 0.6
    • 1.7
    • 19.1
    • Male
    • 44.4
    • 9.7
    • 2.7
    • 18.2
    • 0.8
    • 2.3
    • 10.7
    • American Indian
    • 27.6
    • 8.9
    • 1.5
    • 5.6
    • 0.1
    • 1.9
    • 9.6
    • Female
    • 23.6
    • 10.2
    • 0.0
    • 1.6
    • 0.1
    • 1.2
    • 10.5
    • Male
    • 31.4
    • 7.5
    • 1.3
    • 11.2
    • 0.0
    • 3.0
    • 8.4
    • Intentions of freshmen to major inScience & Engineering fields 2010
    • SOURCE: Higher Education Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, special tabulations (2011) of the Survey of the American Freshman.
  9. National Female vs Male Enrollment 2011 AP Exams

    Slide 9 - National Female vs Male Enrollment 2011 AP Exams

    • Source: College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Data 2011, available at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/data-reports-research/ap/data. Calculus represents the combined data of Calculus AB and BC. Physics represents the combined data of Physics B, C:Electricity and Magnetism, and C:Mechanics. Computer Science represents combined data of Computer Science A and B.
  10. National AP Exams 1997-2011

    Slide 10 - National AP Exams 1997-2011

    • Source: College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Data 2011, available at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/data-reports-research/ap/data. Calculus represents the combined data of Calculus AB and BC. Physics represents the combined data of Physics B, C:Electricity and Magnetism, and C:Mechanics. Computer Science represents combined data of Computer Science A and B.
  11. 8th grade students select their 9th grade college prep electives that will determine theirAP classes

    Slide 11 - 8th grade students select their 9th grade college prep electives that will determine theirAP classes

  12. 5th 6th and 7th grade students choose electives that influence their high school college prep track decision

    Slide 12 - 5th 6th and 7th grade students choose electives that influence their high school college prep track decision

  13. Slide 13

    • Barriers
    • Academic
    • K-8 Teachers (especially in at risk communities) do not have adequate training in STEM
    • K-8 Teachers are unaware of STEM instructional resources
    • K-8 Teachers are not incentivized to add STEM concepts into curriculum
    • Cultural
    • Lack of confidence about Math
    • URM parents often must have children work instead of taking time off for education
  14. Avenues of Change

    Slide 14 - Avenues of Change

    • Promote positive attitudes about math and science with children
    • khanacademy.org
    • code.org
    • codecombat.com
    • Become involved with K-8 community
    • Participate in Career Days
    • Extend support to Math and Science teachers
    • Connect with religious leaders
    • Incentivize youth sports’ coaches
    • Connect with AYSO, VYBA and SCLA directors
    • Incentivize Boys and Girls clubs’ directors
    • Teach the teachers
    • Share resources with URM and female community
  15. For more information

    Slide 15 - For more information

    • please contactBrenda RothauptProfessor
    • Computer Science & Information Systems Dept.Santa Monica Collegeprofbrendi@gmail.com