Hopper-Dean Foundation Donates $1M to MIT Programs to Expand Diversity in K-12 STEM

Hopper-Dean Foundation Donates $1M to MIT Programs to Expand Diversity in K-12 STEM

GROWING NEW STEMS: Three MIT STEM education programs—Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy, CodeIt, and the Women’s Technology Program (WTP) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science—are about to welcome a lot more members. The Dean-Hopper Foundation has donated $1 million over the coming two years for the programs to expand their operations, which focus on recruiting and supporting underserved middle and high school students into STEM disciplines. The donation focuses on removing obstacles that prevent participation such as transportation costs and program fees.

Underserved students include students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, women, black students, Latino students, Native American students and Pacific Islander students. 

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