STEM education

Pa.’s Shapiro, Lee help launch $150M partnership to improve access to STEM education

BY: - February 23, 2023

'Pittsburgh’s future as [an] innovation hub depends on ... closing the representation gap and making quality STEM education,' U.S. Rep. Summer Lee said.

One of Pittsburghs famed yellow bridges (Brookings Institution image).

Can Pa. reclaim its status as an economic powerhouse? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 21, 2022

The commonwealth boasts powerhouse research universities, and a diverse and talented workforce that should put it on the map as nationwide leader. But, as a new report makes clear, for a combination of reasons, the state hasn’t been able to convert on those opportunities, and is “emerging from the pandemic with a set of middling […]


3 ways schools can improve STEM learning for Black students | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2021

As a scholar who studies how STEM educators can more effectively reach Black students, I want to help all people develop an understanding of how anti-Black racism is a significant barrier for Black students learning STEM.


Sending science majors into elementary schools helps Latino and Black students realize scientists can look like them

BY: - May 27, 2021

Increases in students who drew themselves or scientists of color, though perhaps seemingly small, are significant.