Four of California’s top research universities, including Stanford, have joined forces in an effort to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities among faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Crystal Lee ’13 M.A. ’13, Miss California 2013 and First Runner-Up to Miss America 2014, returned to her junior year home in EAST House last Thursday to discuss her life in the world of pageants and what role these beauty events play in conversations of sexism and feminism.
RISE, recognizing the lack of opportunities for underrepresented or underprivileged
youth, aims to help students further their interests and careers in the sciences through a seven-week, hands-on internship.
Organizers are hopeful that it can help address a perceived “pipeline problem” in humanities at Stanford: the declining number of incoming undergraduates that have an interest in humanities majors.
My mother is a structural engineer; my dad is a computer scientist. When I entered Stanford, I was sure I was going to be techie. I didn’t know what I wanted to major in (although science seemed like a good bet), so I started off my freshman year with all of the introductory math and science classes I could take. Now, five years later, I’ve ended up with a degree in…sociology.
Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) joined a nation-wide initiative called 100Kin10, which is designed to improve the performances of American K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM departments, according to an announcement from the School of Education.