This fact sheet describes the importance of equity in STEM education. In all STEM fields, breakthroughs in innovation occur when people with a diversity of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and life experiences work together to address society’s challenges. To maintain a strong STEM workforce that can solve the complex problems of our world, all of our students must have an outstanding STEM education.
To diversify the STEM pipeline, EDC provides systems change consultation, research, evaluation, instructional design, professional learning, and youth and workforce development services. As the leader of national STEM education centers, we support the field in bridging STEM education research and practice to improve outcomes for students.