From Classroom to Career: Helping Black Students Succeed in STEM Careers

Black students have long confronted systemic barriers hindering their access to STEM opportunities. Despite incremental progress, these disparities persist, perpetuating inequalities in economic and societal spheres. However, the concept of aptitude-powered education emerges as a promising solution, offering a pathway to bridge the gap and empower Black students to excel in STEM fields.

Highlights from the 2024 Black Students and STEM Report:

  • Insights and data analysis of anonymized data from 328,000 Black middle and high school students from 2019 to 2023
  • Aptitude and exposure gap data for STEM career fields such as Computers & Technology and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Recommended solutions from YouScience and Black Girls Do STEM to engage Black students in STEM and close the exposure gap for these careers

The data shows Black students have aptitudes for STEM careers. The issue, as you’ll see in the report, is student interest in these careers is low due to lack of resources and representation.

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