North Carolina students take learning to new heights

North Carolina students take learning to new heights


GREENSBORO, N.C. — A group of students is learning the sky is the limit when it comes to pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or math.

 

What You Need To Know

The Be Great Foundation advocates for diversity in STEM  

The nonprofit held a drone workshop  

A Pew Research Center study shows there’s a great lack of diversity at all levels of stem

 

The Be Great Foundation exposes kids from marginalized communities to the jobs of the future. The nonprofit recently held a drone workshop to encourage economic empowerment by educating and equipping students through STEM programs.

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“We have this innate creativity and innate ability to understand technology, but that doesn’t always translate to career fields,” Ciandress Jackson, the executive director said. “So, again this is just to show them if you learn how to fly this thing by the time you’re 13 you can make money doing this.

According to the Pew Research Center, there’s a great lack of diversity at all levels of STEM, starting in higher education, it found Black students only earned 7% of STEM bachelor degrees in 2018.



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