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STEM Opportunities for Marginalized Students

By Jason Weinstein.
How do you increase access to the study of science, technology, engineering, and math to students who have traditionally been marginalized from STEM fields?

These include minority or low-income students. Staff and students from Binghamton University and SUNY Broome met Friday to try to develop a pipeline for all students who want to pursue STEM careers.

Those at the summit want students to know where the resources are on campus. They also want to connect with younger students to get them ready to study STEM in college.

"How do we connect to our K-12 institutions? A lot of our students shared that a lot of the high schools they're coming from haven't adequately prepared them to major in STEM," said Lea Webb of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Binghamton University.

The group also wants to highlight opportunities such as scholarships and mentoring on the SUNY Broome and Binghamton University campuses.