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Cultivating Roots to STEM Careers in Philadelphia


PSEC cultivates STEM equity, access, and inclusion in STEM career pathways for Philadelphia students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM occupations.

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Yeah, That's STEM!

Christina McCoy founded The Sustainable Farm, an indoor vertical growing farm, to bring increased access to fresh, local food for communities in Philly! In her work, she found a SOLUTION by merging technology and urban farming. 

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Yeah, That's STEM!

Our Yeah, That's STEM! campaign's goal is to expand awareness of opportunities for under-represented communities to have agency in sustainable careers and important work  that dominate the future.  The campaign shows the connection between science and technology through industries such as multimedia, personal care/cosmetics and food. This is intended to highlight how vast and varied the STEM field is by presenting lesser known (but equally important) careers that exist as a means to success for Black, Latinx, and women Philadelphians.


PSEC Members In Action 

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One of our members, the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition, encourages  public school students’ engagement in robotics programs.- Their FIRST LEGO League engages student in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering  .

The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective is an initiative of the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem.  They both  share the common objective of providing Philadelphians with equitable access to STEM education, resources, and opportunities.
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