STEM Inequity

Education in STEM

Throughout this semester I worked with first graders at a low-income Baltimore elementary school with the aim of piquing interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The decision of focusing on STEM education was influenced mainly by my own experiences. I went to a low-income high school with a large minority population but with few resources. There weren’t a wide variety of advanced placement (AP) courses available to me due to the lack of student interest and qualified educators. In fact one teacher even admitted to not knowing what she was doing for our AP US History course! Continue reading