The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field is widely seen as the field of the future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections program, by 2028 STEM jobs’ employment is projected to grow by 8.8% while healthcare jobs that require STEM skills will grow higher as well. Non-STEM jobs, on the other hand will only grow by 5%. With this backdrop, it is important that all students are provided access and opportunities to receive quality STEM education. However only 8% of STEM teachers were black in 2019 and Blacks adults state that they are not welcomed in STEM professions. The article in this link below discusses possible ways to ensure that black and minority students are prepared for future STEM jobs. https://wordinblack.com/2022/11/stem-is-the-future-how-do-we-get-black-kids-involved/

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STEM Education gets $28 Million from Obama Administration

In an effort to increase the number of  teachers of technology, science and math across the US classrooms, President Obama announced on Thursday November 20, 2014 during a White House ceremony to present the highest national science, technology and innovation awards for 2014 that a $28 million investment will be made by the federal government in partnership with some organizations. The increased funding will provide one million new students with science courses over the next two years and also continue the Educate to Innovate initiative started in 2009 to increase the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills of high school students in the United States.