Despite being the nation's largest racial/ethnic minority, Hispanics are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—both in college and the workplace.
This review follows a “pathways” approach that examines how underrepresented minorities enter and advance through STEM careers.
This report begins by sharing data and research on the problem of minority male achievement and the narrow pipeline to STEM careers, and discusses the Model Institutions for Excellence Program and why it is ideally poised to lead the Expanding the K–16 Pool effort.
In 2004, NSF contracted with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to conduct a short-term study to assess program impact and collect evidence of project success in infrastructure enhancement (i.e., courses, equipment, faculty), and student recruitment, retention, graduation and advancement in STEM careers. In addition, the study was to describe the project model(s) and determine whether or not the model(s) could guide national efforts for achieving and sustaining diversity in the STEM workforce.