Shifting to a Virtual Summer STEM Program for High School Students (Evaluation)

Alison Haugh Nowariak, Annika Marie Gehl, Gillian Roehrig

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


The number of STEM jobs is growing so rapidly that there are projected shortages of up to 3.5 million STEM workers in the United States in the next five years. Additionally, STEM fields, particularly engineering, lack diversity with female students and students of color underrepresented in STEM majors and STEM careers. For example, while 25% of the U.S. population are people of color, this group only constitutes 11% of STEM professionals. Similarly, people of color represent 27 percent of the adult population but only 11 percent of STEM professionals Thus, the engineering and workforce development and outreach activities of our Engineering Research Center (ERC) are designed to promote STEM pathways that both increase and diversify the pool of K-12 students seeking STEM careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Aug 23 2022
Event129th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Excellence Through Diversity, ASEE 2022 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2022Jun 29 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© American Society for Engineering Education, 2022.


Dive into the research topics of 'Shifting to a Virtual Summer STEM Program for High School Students (Evaluation)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this