All in STEM: A New Digital Resource

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This post was originally written by Craig Rench and published by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The STEM workforce produces at its highest level when Americans from all races, backgrounds, and walks of life are contributing. Regardless of your zip code, race, gender, or income level, all talent is needed to tackle the STEM challenges of today (and tomorrow) in the ever-expanding STEM workforce. 

Accessing STEM

The new All in STEM website showcases the long list of programs and resources designed to ensure that the best and the brightest from every community in America enter the STEM workforce.

On this website, you can find information available for people starting as young as kindergarten, all the way through PhD programs and people currently in the workforce. The website resources are sortable by intended audience age and the type of resource (conference, internship, research opportunity, and more). As a result, you can find the content that best fits what you’re looking for.

Diverse Thinking Delivers Innovative Results

Having different backgrounds and beliefs contributes to innovative and unique ideas. And in turn, help make STEM discoveries, new solutions, and make more equitable approaches to deliver energy resources and innovations. The more diversity there is in STEM, the better solutions will be.

Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago offers Black high school students various research opportunities. Moreover, the students get mentors and access to Argonne’s top facilities. Hopefully these experiences will spark the imagination of these inquisitive students and inspire them to pursue careers in STEM.

At Fermilab’s Dare to Dream conference, Latina middle school students get to attend for free. This annual conference helps increase the participation, retention, and advancement of young Latinas in STEM.

Sandia National Laboratories’ Dream Catchers Program in New Mexico partners with NM MESA to get middle and high school students involved in hands-on STEM activities and explore STEM careers.

Spread the Word

On the All in STEM page, find additional programming like virtual classroom visits, conferences, grants you can apply for, internship opportunities, partnerships, scholarships, research opportunities, and mentorships.

There are many paths to pursue STEM learning and career development. Furthermore, there are countless ways to spark the creativity of every child in America dreaming of tomorrow’s scientific discoveries. Spread the word by sharing the site with others. And jump in to any of these powerful programs and resources.

For more information about STEM at the Energy Department, visit the STEM Rising website.

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