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M-PowerHouse “Bridge 2 the Future: STEAM Symposium
Pittsburgh, PA.– May 3, 2019) – There is a national shortage of African American’s in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. A prestigious panel of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) thought leaders assembled at Hewlett Packard headquarters in Palo Alto called the looming shortage of U.S. engineers, the “New” American Dilemma. Business, education, and government leaders in attendance echoed the sentiment, saying it is a national imperative that companies act now to increase the number of underrepresented minorities (URMs) in STEM fields; otherwise, the nation’s ability to compete globally will be compromised. Source: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
M-PowerHouse of Greater Pittsburgh seeks to address the educational, social and economic factors that become barriers to underserved and underrepresented African American and marginalized youth getting and staying engaged in STEAM-related careers by acting as a primary intervention source and career scaffold to STEAM professionals who introduce youth to a variety of STEAM careers and use edutainment, soft and life skills as a way to challenge one’s critical-thinking process.
About The Bridge 2 the Future STEAM Symposium
M-PowerHouse “Esteem STEAM” tenth-grade youth will be developing, facilitating and performing two dramatic scenes on STEAM and life skills on May 22nd, 2019 at Obama Academy of International Studies at 515 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. 15206 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. There will be a series of speakers from Paula K. Davis, Chair of M-PowerHouse, Mel Hubbard El, Board Member of M-PowerHouse, Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Director of Prehospital and EMS Pediatric Liaison of the Department of EM Division of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Dr. Osei Boadu and Remake Learning. For more information, please visit: www.m-power-house.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org