Employment in science, technology, engineering, and math occupations has grown – outpacing overall job growth across the nation. However, the growth of diversity in STEM has not kept up with that same pace. Since 1990, STEM employment has grown from 9.7 million jobs to 17.3 million jobs. That being said, African Americans and LatinX/Hispanics are underrepresented in the STEM field, in comparison to their population in the United States workforce. The true challenge with this is that STEM touches on a widespread of industries such as healthcare, education, criminal justice, business, automotive, and many more. However, the voices of those impacted by the variety of industries are not at the table helping to build the STEM products that will impact their communities.
Diversity in STEM