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Saturday, April 8 • 10:15am - 10:45am
USC’s K-12 STEM Community Outreach for low-income & underrepresented minority students LIMITED

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Research has shown that schools with large numbers of racial and ethnic minorities, low-income students, and English language learners are systematically under-resourced compared to schools serving middle and upper class and white students. These schools have fewer well-trained teachers, fewer advanced courses, and less access to academic basics leading to science achievement gaps for their students. DJ Kast’s talk addresses these issues and the K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pipeline model that has been created at USC to overcome these students’ science achievement gap and which is leading to a much higher participation rate of these students in science programs at the university level. As such this USC K-12 STEM program can function as an example for other universities that want to create such a program for the minority students in their catchment areas.

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DJ Kast

STEM Programs Manager, USC Joint Educational Project
DJ Kast, BS, MS, MAT, is the STEM programs manager for the USC Joint Educational Project, which encompasses the USC Young Scientists Program and the USC Wonderkids program. She is also the STEM coordinator for the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative. She inspires more than 3000 K-12 minority students a year to appreciate science through hands-on, inquiry based science activities and experiments. She was listed in Forbes Magazine in 2016 as one... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
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