Bridging the Diversity Gap in Science and Engineering: Introducing STEM Industries to K-12 Best Practice Programs
AbstractBayer Corporation has published the second report resulting from the STEM Education Diversity Forum the company hosted in September 2006 as part of its 'Making Science Make Sense' program. "The purpose of the forum was crystallized precisely in its title, 'Bridging the Diversity Gap in Science and Engineering: Introducing STEM Industries to K-12 Best Practice Programs.' By showcasing a number of such programs from around the country that have a proven track record of helping girls, African-Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic Americans to succeed and achieve in STEM subjects, our objective was to educate STEM business leaders about programs they might wish to support and/or replicate in their local communities." This new report, "Bridging the Diversity Gap in Science and Engineering: Introducing STEM Industries to K-12 Best Practice Programs -- Highlights Report," outlines the most significant ideas and findings that emerged during the forum.
Bayer also has posted a resource guide titled "Planting the Seeds for
a Diverse U.S. STEM Pipeline: A Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs" that may also be accessed from their site. This guide features 21 best practice K-12 programs, including the 14 showcased at the forum, as well as other resources to help companies as they establish their own business education partnerships.
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