C.O.O.L.™ stands for Community
Oriented Opportunities for Learning.
Cause #2 –
SR1 C.O.O.L.™ STEM
Instruction in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects is imperative given that contemporary society is shifting towards dependence on the work done by those in STEM-related fields. The contemporary world is heavily dependent on STEM as the main tools that guide all aspects of life.
Reports from the National Science Foundation indicate that women and racial minorities except for Asians are the largest underrepresented groups within the STEM fields.
The underrepresentation comes from a lack of racial inclusivity that is characterized by explicit discrimination in academic institutions.
Microaggressions and stereotypes as well as preconceived notions about STEM, the STEM identity, and a faulty STEM pipeline are among the reasons for the low numbers of minority racial inclusivity.
There needs to be indulgence from different stakeholders to bridge the existing gap within the study of STEM courses for students, especially within the racial minority groups in the U.S.
The study of STEM courses and related fields in the U.S. and around the globe is important in the following ways:
1. Positive employment prospects: STEM has in recent years become a field that produces highly paid individuals, and with the learning of such courses, one may land themselves a good paying career in technology, finance, engineering, healthcare, or other areas with the assurance of a stable economic life.
2. Economic growth: STEM-related fields are likely to boost the U.S. economy positively with the creation of innovative experts leading to the development of new technology that gives the U.S. a competitive edge in the global economy.
3. Improved critical thinking and problem-solving skills: Students who study STEM courses are highly likely to learn how to solve complex problems, hence leading to exemplary performances in their workspaces.
4. Improved critical thinking and problem-solving skills: Students who study STEM courses are highly likely to learn how to solve complex problems, hence leading to exemplary performances in their workspaces.
5. STEM creates a competitive culture: Students develop a culture of always doing their best so that they can be admitted to the best universities and research institutions hence promoting education.
Supporting the STEM cause is likely to change the status quo positively since data from the National Science Board indicates that Whites make up 65% of the STEM field, Hispanics 14%, and the Black population a low 9%. Furthermore, White men in the STEM labor force make up 49% of it.
Based on the established backdrop, we are reaching out to ask for your tax-deductible financial support in making a difference in the world of STEM as it relates to racial diversity. Your donations will go into projects and initiatives that support the promotion of STEM courses and field education for all students with a specific emphasis on the students of color within our STEM program.
With your tax-deductible donation, underserved students will receive quality college preparatory services, inclusive of college visits, hands-on innovative academic and social skills, and soft skills training. With your support, students will receive the highest level of college access and success and their dreams of attending college can be effectively realized.
GIFT OF HOPE
Mrs. Y. Brown
Ms. D. Hutton
Walmart Ridgeland, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Center for Math and Science Education
GIFT OF DREAMS
Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Parks
GIFT OF GOALS
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service