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Media Advisory: Black Stars’ participants present reflections on STEM learning

Media Advisory


SFUSD's Black Stars program aims to increase African-American student exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and prepare incoming high school freshmen to stay on track for graduation. After three and a half weeks in class, the students transition to a five-week internship, where they will focus on STEM-based group projects through the City & County of San Francisco's Community Safety Initiative (CSI).


Thursday, June 22, 2017 / 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

[Media please RSVP to before 11:00 a.m. June 22]

James Denman Middle School / 241 Oneida Ave.


America needs to add 1 million more STEM professionals by 2022 to meet the nation's evolving workforce demands (2016 U.S. Dept. of Education fact sheet), and students of color are  underrepresented in these in-demand fields. African-American students in particular are underrepresented compared to their overall college enrollment rate—they received only 7.6 percent of bachelor's degrees and 4.5 percent of doctorates in STEM.


​Students will present​ the LinkedIn profiles they developed, an African proverb or symbol that is meaningful to them, their goals for high school, and takeaways from classes on math and engineering design.  


Incoming high school freshmen


Page updated on 06/21/17