Inspiring Programs in STEM


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Source: Laura L. Liptai, PhD

I have served on the board of a philanthropic program called Avenue E since it started, where “E” stands for “E”ngineering. The program’s goal is to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers among women, underrepresented, and first-generation students. The University of California at Davis College of Engineering just received the Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity® magazine. The Avenue E program is being recognized for its success in recruiting and retaining women and underrepresented students in engineering and computer science. Of the 30 students in the 2018–2019 cohort, 60% are first-generation students, 60% are low-income, and 20% are women.

Great news for the diversity of STEM!