An effort to connect STEM professionals with Wichita-area youth got a $50,000 boost from the Wichita Community Foundation this week.
STEMpact2020, a citywide effort led by Wichita State University’s College of Engineering, received a grant from the foundation to support the recruitment of mentors who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, the group announced.
The money comes from the Knight Foundation Fund. STEMpact2020 officials plan to use the grant to recruit, train and connect STEM professionals to mentoring opportunities, with a focus on youth from groups underrepresented in STEM fields – young women, African-Americans and Hispanics.
To learn more about STEMpact2020 or learn how you can become a mentor, visit STEMpact2020.org, call 316-978-3199, or e-mail STEMpact2020@wichita.edu.