STEM eXposure: The Meyerhoff Influence Documentary

STEM eXposure: The Meyerhoff Influence Documentary

The Movie

Our documentary addresses several critical issues:

- Attracting and exposing minority students, their parents and teachers that the skills of science and mathematics empowers students to become critical thinkers and global citizens.
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-We tell a story of their family’s values, that laid the foundation by which these young, hard-working students achieved their doctorate degrees before the age of thirty.

-The documentary is an honest look at some of the important factors for pursuing a S.T.E.M. career (e.g., support from professors, school administrators, peers; hard work; exceptional focus). It’s particularly effective that the featured participants consists of individuals in various S.T.E.M. areas and at various career stages.

Background

STEM eXposure will appear in classrooms at a challenging time, and one of opportunity.

The President’s Council of Advisers in Science and Technology released a report in February, which concluded that American businesses will require one million additional graduates with STEM degrees over the next 10 years to stay competitive internationally.[1] While African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders represent one-third of the U.S. population, only 2-3% of minorities hold a degree in a STEM-related discipline.[2].

[1] Council on Foreign Relations: http://blogs.cfr.org/lindsay/2012/02/13/is-the-united-states-making-progress-in-stem-education/

[2] Science Magazine: Boosting Minorities in Science, By Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, January 2011.


Press Contacts & Screenings:
Natalia Garzon, Black Tech Stars, Inc. (917) 257-9793 and media@stemcp.com

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