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Discussion about work I have done and are doing regarding increasing the diversity in the STEM field
The video is part of an interview series TechCocktail did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!
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Aaron Saunders and Clearly Innovative Are Helping Underserved Students http://bit.ly/1h9Hkmm
The Startup Middle School Program harnesses, develops, and promotes the talent that already exists within American middle school classrooms to create a new generation of innovative global technology leaders. Startup Middle School’s multi-disciplinary curriculum allows students to have a real world experience of creating technology-based businesses during both in school and after-school settings. In a proposed three-year expansion plan, Startup Middle School will train 1,250 students in five pilot cities.
To drive the implementation of Startup Middle School, we have assembled a network of global executives, primarily from underrepresented backgrounds, who have the expertise and cultural sensitivity to educate and mentor the future leaders.
The Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2 the mobile technology pilot for the program. (MS)2 school, at the forefront of preparing students from underrepresented backgrounds for career and entrepreneurship opportunities in STEM disciplines especially disruptive technologies. Currently, 50 students are enjoying the benefits of the Startup Middle School Program.