Creating new opportunities for coming generations

“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…”

— President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015

Diversifying the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) areas is not only about securing the future of American economy, but it is also about reflecting and transforming historical inequities that tear apart the social fabric; it is about accepting differences, embracing social justice principles, and creating new opportunities of engagement. At the College of the Environment, we promote the creation of spaces were students, faculty, and staff can engage with different communities through diverse forms of outreach and engagement.

Several of our units and centers have programs focused on STEM outreach:

In addition, UW has diverse programs to support K-12 STEM education:

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