This page details the events of the opening of Amherst College's new Science Center. The section "Science in the Liberal Arts" covers a panel during which Julie Segre discussed HSTEM. Click the image below or follow this link for the whole story.
"Panelists also noted that Amherst is becoming a proving ground for increasing diversity in the STEM fields and cited, in particular, the Being Human in STEM course (an 'example of where Amherst is leading,' said Segre) and the College-funded summer internships ('absolutely critical,' said Leary, who previously studied STEM engagement for the White House Council on Women and Girls)."
Sheila Jaswal, Amherst College – Retention of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM - The Academic Minute
Prof. Sheila Jaswal answers "How do we increase STEM enrollment for women and underrepresented minorities?" through describing the origins of HSTEM. Visit the Academic Minute website or click the image below to listen to the interview or read the transcript.
This profile follows the progression of the HSTEM course, from the Amherst Uprising to the 2018 summer workshop to courses at other institutions. Read the full article on the Amherst website by clicking here or on the image below.
“'My colleagues and I have a deep commitment to student success, and are genuinely distressed that students experience the struggles they do,' Jaswal says. 'So how can we and other people in our community bridge this disconnect? Especially we STEM professors, who have been trained in disciplines that view STEM as objective and color-blind, even as we bemoan the continued underrepresentation of folks at every stage of the so-called pipeline?'"