STEM Outreach for Indigenous Students
Last year, Chuntoh participated in a study that examined STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) outreach impacts in Indigenous communities across Canada. Conducted by the Conference Board of Canada, in partnership with Future Skills Centre, this study investigated how Indigenous students, schools and communities experience STEM outreach. We know that while STEM programs and enrolment levels continue to increase, Indigenous peoples continue to be under-represented within these groups. So, how can we do better? Respect, trust and relevance were identified as both barriers and keys to success. To learn more, make a cup of tea and enjoy the read. Thank you to Erin Macpherson, a research associate with the Conference Board, for this significant contribution to the field of K-12 STEM practice and advocacy!