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Black History Month & STEM

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Dr. Gladys B. West

Gladys West is an American mathematician who made vital contributions to GPS technology. In the mid 1970s – 1980s, while working for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, she created a computer program that very precisely made calculations to model the shape of the Earth. This data she developed became the basis for the Global Positioning System (GPS). In 2018, she was inducted to the United States Air Force Hall of Fame for her work on the development of satellite geodesy models.

As we acknowledge these vital scientists and engineers who have shaped our world, it is also crucial that we acknowledge the racial and ethnic gaps that persist in STEM, particularly in higher education. Although students of different races enter STEM majors at approximately the same rates, the probability that a Black student switches out of a STEM major for a non-STEM major is 19% higher than that of a White student. This significant tendency to switch out of STEM is not observed in any other field. Moreover, approximately 26% of Black STEM majors are found to leave school without a degree, compared to 13% of White STEM majors.

 

We strive to ensure that every child feels welcome, valued, and respected. We work to foster their curiosity and love for STEM, and are eager to work with our community to continue making science and technology accessible for all. 

Thank You

Dr. Gladys B. West For

Your Immense Support towards

STEM Xposure Inc.

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About STEM Xposure Inc.

STEM Xposure Inc. is dedicated to providing transformative experiences for minority students. Our flagship program, the Architectural Design and Construction camp, delves into the realms of STEM careers and architectural design, offering participants a holistic understanding of positive contributions to the built environment. Complementing this, our specialized program, the 'Science of Beauty,' introduces African-American girls ages 10 to 17 years to STEM careers in the beauty industry. At STEM Xposure Inc., our overarching goal is to guide students towards fulfilling STEM careers, fostering diversity and inclusion across fields such as architecture, engineering, professional trades, and general contracting. Through hands-on experiences and specialized programs, we are committed to shaping the future of young minds in the dynamic landscape of STEM. Join us on this exciting journey of exploration, discovery, and empowerment.

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