Increasing Minority Participation in University STEM Programs

Milton Dean Slaughter

A proposed university program could increase the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees earned by women and minorities in the United States.


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The United States needs to increase the number of women and minorities in STEM postsecondary education to meet the future demands for STEM talent and to ensure the country’s competitiveness, security and defense for generations to come. The number of minorities—defined in the United States as African American (Black), Hispanic (Latino) or Native American—is steadily increasing, and future STEM jobs will require more training as technology evolves.

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