Diversity in STEAM Professions
The Diversity in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) Professions and Cultivating Intellectual Capital based on data-driven success from the Herbert Presidential Scholars Program, a sister program at the Office of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVPDEI), was started with grant support from the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council to assist with transportation costs. A program that creates diversity in STEAM professions improves and increases workforce participation. The state of Indiana’s economy and revenue generation are supported by local employment, a crucial indicator of a thriving economy.
At a time when the resources of teachers, schools, districts, and families are more stretched than ever, Community and School Partnerships provide a solution for support and success. We are dedicated to closing the opportunity, expectation, and achievement gaps in education by partnering with schools, districts, community agencies, families, and caregivers in Indiana to prepare students for college, careers, and life. CSP has priorities to engage with K-8 grades and partners with campus programs to attract 9-12 grade students to IU for post-secondary education. CSP develops strategies that focus on outreach, eliminate access and financial barriers, and incorporate career preparation and readiness during students' academic journey. The strategies' other target is to increase diversity and build inclusion and belonging at IU. These strategies support academic success, general well-being, and future career opportunities.