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science technology OUR MISSION IS TO PREPARE AND MOTIVATE STUDENTS IN GRADES 4-12, WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON UNDER-REPRESENTED TO ENTER COLLEGE AND COMPLETE A DEGREE IN ENGINEERING OR OTHER STEM RELATED FIELD OF STUDY. Why STEM? MINORITIES AND GIRLS, Statistics from the US Bureau of Labor and US Census state that there will be an estimated 8.65 MILLION US STEM jobs by 2018—31,000 of these will be in Delaware. Of these jobs, 59% will require post-secondary education, and while 85% of 8th graders plan to complete post-secondary education, in reality, only 30% enter college. Furthermore, there continues to be a lack of engineers and scientists in America, and in particular a lack of minorities and women in STEM related professions. Yet the STEM workforce is crucial to America’s global innovative strength and competitiveness. Summer & school year STEM Enrichment STEMulate® Change Outreach FIRST Robotics for middle & high school students College skills prep and course selection workshops Peer counseling & role models Job readiness & life skills workshops Providing Options for Future Employment In his 2016 Delaware Pathways Strategic Plan, Governor Jack Markell declared that “for students to have a rewarding choice beyond high school, they must be aware of their options and be prepared to take the next step….This means that students must possess the academic and technical skills necessary to pursue post-secondary educational options aligned with their career aspirations.” FAME, Inc. has been providing STEM education since 1976 with curricula that not only expose students to STEM fields of study, but also help them to make post-secondary choices that align with their career aspirations and long term employment. The result? Over 95% of FAME matriculated students have gone on to pursue degrees, with 68% of students specializing in STEM related fields. Transforming today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through Science, Technology, Engineering & Math What We Do FAME, Inc. is an organization that prepares and motivates students to pursue and succeed in STEM fields of study. Through two successful out-of-school and after-school initiatives, FAME, Inc. exposes both high performing and “at risk” students to cross-curricular, project-based STEM learning that is aligned with common core. Our long-standing academic enrichment initiative addresses Delaware’s persistent need to motivate and prepare under-represented minorities and girls to pursue STEM-related fields and succeed in a STEM career. FAME, Inc. activities include:


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