October 18, 2021

Dell’s New Milestone: Over 500 Students Have Taken Their STEM Courses

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The company partnered with 11 HBCUs, MSIs, and HSIs to help prepare students for future careers in STEM.

The company partnered with 11 HBCUs, MSIs, and HSIs to help prepare students for future careers in STEM.

By Bria Suggs

In 2018, some of the most underrepresented demographics in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) industry were Hispanics, African-Americans and women in general.

At that time, in college-educated adults, Black people made up 7% of the STEM workforce, while Hispanics were 6%. Women were lumped into lower-paying STEM jobs, such as the healthcare industry, and were underrepresented in more lucrative industries, such as engineering.

Dell Technologies is attempting to pioneer the shift towards more inclusivity in the STEM industry. In 2019, they piloted a curriculum for college students in the Atlanta University Center (AUC). 

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