Tag: STEM fields
Among those who studied in a STEM discipline, a quarter of all Black doctoral students had more than $30,000 in debt compared to 10 percent of Whites and Asians. In the social, behavioral, and economic sciences 58 percent of Black students had debts of $30,000 or more.
The data suggests that attracting Black students to STEM fields is not the problem but keeping them there is a major concern.
This summer more than 1,500 middle school students will attend one of 25 sections of the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. The camps are open to students from underrepresented minority groups and preference is given to students from low-income families.