According to Pew Research Center, people of color and women remain underrepresented in STEM fields.

Another recent report stated that women and students of color drop out of STEM courses or leave STEM fields due to uninviting atmospheres, difficult weed-out classes, and STEM courses that do not show their relevancy.

Dr. Sue Mukherjee, chief student success officer and chief information officer at Cheney University, Dr. Bilita Mattes, executive director of STEM-UP Network at Harrisburg University Science and Technology, and Oluwatomilola Taiwo, medical biotechnology student at Harrisburg University joined us on The Spark Tuesday to discuss the importance of diversity in STEM fields and how local universities are working to support that.

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