In last week’s episode, we were able to discuss the need for ongoing STEM investments and exposure to high-quality STEM content, as early as Kindergarten. These discussions bring awareness to the need for collective strategies and intentional collaboration and partnerships within the STEM pipeline. The goal is to ensure that every child has access to high-quality STEM during school and out-of-school time. As we continue these conversations, we will engage educators and program providers, and amplify the voices of youth and young adults. On today’s show, we will discuss with a K-12 STEM educator and a program provider how they are preparing youth to enter a dynamic and ever-changing workforce. At the end of the show, we will hear from youth and young adult participants who have benefited from high-quality STEM engagement opportunities. Each voice expressed today holds a unique perspective of STEM in North Carolina.
Jose’ Garcia, STEM Education Director of Greene County Schools
Alvin Powell, President of the Inner Banks STEM Center
Itaevia Curry-Chisolm, Research Technician at Duke University
Francis Godoy, Youth Participant of the Sipnayan Math Center and Afterschool Program