Our Pilot Program at Roosevelt High was a smashing success. On July 21st our students successfully launched, tracked, and recovered their small satellite by weather balloon in the Mojave desert. Now on to year two!
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Our mission is to connect high school students in urban and under-served regions to the resources necessary to conduct a real space mission, increasing pursuit of STEM careers and expanding overall STEM literacy. Each program will directly impact over 1,000 students at a cost of less than $10 per student.
Space Horizons Launches Fall 2015 Pilot Project
Why STEM? President Obama tells us ...
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Introducing President Obama who talks about his support and the need for STEM
Tech Camp LA is just one of SpaceHorizon's outstanding partners. Their mission is to provide a space for anyone with a curiosity for technology and engineering, to tinker and explore through workshops. We strive to work with people with any experience level and as a community, develop solutions to real-world engineering and technology challenges.
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Stem Magazine - June 2015
WHAT PROBLEM ARE WE TRYING TO SOLVE?
FINANCIAL GROWTH & STABILITY
Workers in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—play a critically important role in driving economic growth, and STEM employment represents a significant pathway to family-supporting incomes and financial stability.
DIVERSITY IN STEM INDUSTRIES
Yet far too few individuals from underrepresented groups— in particular, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans—are among the ranks of STEM workers. To date, the focus on STEM employment has emphasized jobs that require a Bachelor’s degree or higher—and federal policy and investment have reinforced that focusMeet the Leadership team
THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING OPPORTUNITIES & DIVERSITY IN STEM
The United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet today, that position is threatened as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)—and by an inadequate pipeline of teachers skilled in those subjects. President Obama has set a priority of increasing the number of students and teachers who are proficient in these vital fields. Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career. President Obama has articulated a clear priority for STEM education: within a decade, American students must "move from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math. SOURCE: U.S.Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/stem.
- Blacks and Hispanics have been consistently underrepresented in STEM employment. In 2011, 11 percent of the workforce was Black, while 6 percent of STEM workers were Black (up from 2 percent in 1970). Although the Hispanic share of the workforce has increased significantly from 3 percent in 1970 to 15 percent in 2011, Hispanics were 7 percent of the STEM workforce in 2011.
- Women’s representation in STEM occupations has increased since the 1970s, but they remain significantly underrepresented in engineering and computer occupations, occupations that make up more than 80 percent of all STEM employment. Women’s representation in computer occupations has declined since the 1990s. • The most recent decades show less growth in STEM employment among younger women. Most of the growth in women’s share of STEM employment among those under the age of 40 occurred between 1970 and 1990.
- Blacks held only 6 percent of STEM jobs, American Indians and Alaska Natives held 0.4 percent of STEM jobs, and those of Some Other Race held 1 percent of STEM jobs. Hispanics were also underrepresented in STEM occupations. Although they made up about 15 percent of the workforce, they held 7 percent of STEM jobs. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. CENSUS BUREAU.
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