“Rethink What’s Possible” - MSOE sits down with Elizabeth Taylor and Seandra Mitchell to discuss the importance of access to STEM programsNovember 9, 20211 min read
On Rethink What’s Possible, a podcast by Milwaukee School of Engineering, MSOE students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners share their inventions, research, industry trends, projects, experiences and how they’re rethinking what's possible.
Episode Four, 'Rooted in STEM,' features Seandra Mitchell, vice president of student affairs and campus inclusion, and Liz Taylor, director of STEM, as they dive into the importance of diversity in STEM and MSOE’s efforts to offer STEM experiences to shape a more equitable future.
According to the National Science Foundation, 111,402 bachelor’s degrees in engineering were conferred nationwide in 2018, the most recent data available. Of those degrees, roughly 64% were white, roughly 12% were Hispanic or Latino, roughly 12% were Asian or Pacific Islander, roughly 4% were Black or African American, and the rest listed themselves as something else.
In 2021, MSOE celebrated the opening of the We Energies STEM Center at MSOE. The new center is the premier STEM destination in Milwaukee for K-12 students and home to MSOE’s STEM outreach efforts. The purpose is to provide an accessible, dedicated space for students from all walks of life to explore, create and define their future in STEM.
The podcast is available for download and well worth listening to. And, if you are a journalist interested in learning more or arranging an interview with MSOE's Director of STEM outreach, Liz Taylor – simply click on her icon now to arrange an interview today.
Elizabeth Taylor Director
Elizabeth Taylor is director of the STEM outreach and K-12 education programs.