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STEM Stands Out

When less than 15 out of 100 STEM bachelor's degrees are awarded to students with minoritized racial or ethnic identities, we must recognize that there's a lot at play in this equation (Estrada, et al, 2016).

 21% bachelor's degrees, 15% STEM degrees

    At California State Universities:

    • 58% of bachelor's degrees were awarded to women, yet overall 34% of STEM degrees went to women.
    • 21% of bachelor's degrees went to Latinx students, yet overall 15% of STEM degrees went to Latinx students.
    • 4% of bachelor's degrees went to Black or African American students, yet overall 2% of STEM degrees went to Black or African Americans.  

    Humanizing Online STEM

    Removing the affective and cognitive barriers from learning to provide a pathway towards a more equitable learning experience for all students

    Learn about the 8 humanizing elements, along with the preliminary research report on the Humanizing Online STEM Academy, a six-week equity-focused online professional development program that prepares educators to teach more equitable online courses. The Academy is part of a cross-system grant project including all three California public higher education systems (of which Cal Poly Humboldt is one of three founding campuses) supported by funds from the California Education Learning Lab. PDF icon See Humboldt's Humanizing Executive Summary

    Humanizing Online Instructors at Humboldt

    Find the preliminary research report and other resources on the Humanizing Online STEM website:
    • Request the free toolkit where you will find the preliminary research findings and other humanizing resources
    • Share your favorite finding on X or LinkedIn with the hashtag #HumanizingSTEM