In the photo album media activity (section 2.14), you were introduced to five people from populations that are underrepresented in STEM careers. As you read in their stories, there is a gross disparity of participation within most STEM disciplines. Not enough women, Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and persons with disabilities are choosing careers in STEM.
You also learned that there is a great demand for STEM jobs, skills, and knowledge. One way to help meet the demand is to increase the participation of all underrepresented populations.