Unit 4: STEM Messaging that Matters!

Careers in STEM are in demand, and opportunities are available for every student! Despite STEM careers being some of the fastest growing and highest paid jobs, women and people of color are significantly and persistently underrepresented in many STEM disciplines. To achieve the diversity that industry and government are calling for to grow the economy and innovate in a complex interconnected world, we must address the barriers that limit so many students from participating and persisting in these careers. In order for every person to be able to fulfill their potential, we must ensure equal access to and equity in educational options that lead to the entire spectrum of career choices. This online course provides research-based messaging to effectively reach and encourage a diverse group of students to consider a future career in STEM. The course presents an overview of STEM careers, introduces messages that use positive language for talking with students, and connects the messaging with tools, activities, and resources. The session will help educators learn how to talk about the wide range of career options in STEM and enable students to explore STEM career opportunities.

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