Here’s an interesting article from Online Colleges about STEM opportunities for Women and Minorities.     First it presents the current state data about where we are at in STEM,  the industry need for skilled STEM workers, and recommendations for investments to close gaps.   Interestingly, a2015 article in Time Magazine reported that only 20 cents of every dollar spent towards STEM education goes toward programs below the undergraduate level.  Investing in programs and initiatives to encourage women and minorities to pursue STEM studies at this stage is crucial.  Some of the most successful programs emerging include:

    • After school programs
    • Summer camps
    • Local science centers
    • Mentorship
    • Student clubs
    • AP course availability

The article has more details and links to specific resources.