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Building a Pathway for Diversity in STEM EducationSBU Home Campusㅣ2019-01-18 17:53
Building a Pathway for Diversity in STEM Education
Increasing diversity in engineering and technology is a key initiative at Stony Brook University. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, highlighted these efforts during his recent State of the College address. For example, the percentage of women enrolled in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has increased from 20% to 25%, well above the national average.
“The programs we have in place targeting K-12 students in high-needs schools, as well as undergraduate and graduate students at Stony Brook, are key building blocks in constructing a diversity pathway in STEM,” states Dean Sotiropoulos. “Embracing a variety of backgrounds, ideas and perspectives makes our College stronger and fuels the innovation pipeline in today’s science and technology-driven economy.”
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors
The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE ) Honorsprogram seeks to increase the number of women in science, math and engineering fields through outreach, recruitment and retention efforts. Its focus is on the importance of mentoring younger students to help build their competence and confidence.