The underrepresentation of women of color in STEM fields has reached crisis proportions. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that in 2015 only 2.9% of Black women, 3.8% of Latinas, and 5% of Asian women earned STEM degrees in higher education. Higher education scholars have raised a clarion call to the intersections of gender, race, and STEM culture that perpetuate oppressive forces which systematically track girls of color away from science and math throughout their education, limiting their training and options to go into STEM fields as adults (Alfred, Ray, & Johnson, 2019). Gender stereotypes, the male-dominated culture, lack of role models, and math anxiety are key factors that further entrench gender STEM gaps (American Association of University Women, 2019).
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Bishop Arts Theatre Center (BATC) is partnering with the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Juanita J. Craft Recreational Center and Sci-Tech Discovery. Best Buy Teen Tech Center is an innovative, creative-placemaking, out-of-school learning space where young people, ages 12 – 17, can work with adult mentors to develop new skills, explore their own ideas, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Sci-Tech Discovery brings innovative learning to kids in North Texas to build their STEM skills and confidence and spark their interest in pursuing STEM careers.
In partnership with Sci-Tech Discovery, and Best Buy Teen Tech Center, Girls of Color Discovering STEAM will bring female-identifying leaders in grades 6-12 opportunities to engage in STEAM activities.
Digital Fabric Printing
Creating props and accessories through design and 3D Printing
Photography and Video
Workshops will resume Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, Juanita Craft Recreation Center.
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