How does a kid from Baytown end up working on the spacecraft that will take us to Mars?
That’s what a Boeing engineer – and Baytown native – said to a group of students in Texas. And we could not agree more.
Our future engineers, scientists and leaders are sitting in classrooms all across Texas right now, and challenging, satisfying jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are abundant and growing. But there’s a gap between these students and STEM opportunities. How do we bring students from the inner cities, struggling suburbs and border towns and from a diverse range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, into the education-to-employment pipeline?