Diversity in STEM Outreach Project

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About

The Diversity in STEM Outreach Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to exposing students in underrepresented communities across metro-atlanta to early STEM skills through project based learning.   Our focus is to increase more students’ interest in careers in science & technology through early exposure. 

STEM helps students with critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and innovation, which are all important skills needed for economic and workforce sustainability.

Our Values

The core values of Diversity in STEM Outreach Project, Inc are Education, Collaboration, and Equality for local students.  We utilize our personal and professional resources to seek partnerships to change the futures of local underrepresented students.  We aim to inspire students to pursue STEM as a career of choice including post-secondary.

Our Goals

Identify operational funding to promote Diversity in STEM Outreach Program’s Mission.
Increase the appeal of STEM fields through early career exposure.
Expose more STEM career professionals to underrepresented communities.

National Recognition

2016 United State of Women Finalist for our work on Gender Equality in STEM.

Meet Board

Niakesha Woodley

MHRD, SHRM-CP

 Founder & Executive Director

Ayiesha Scott

M.ED – President

School Counselor Cobb County School System

Clarissa Myrick-Harris

Ph.D – Board Member

Department Chair of Humanities, Morehouse College

Shirlette Crawford

Board Member

Human Resource Manager, DHL

Chanel Crawford

Board Member

Human Resource Business Partner, Georgia Tech University

Harry Lys

Board Member

Risk Manager

Nakasha Mayes

Secretary & Board Member

Registered Nurse & Clinician

Tamika Jackson

Treasurer, Board Member

CEO Jackson Consulting

Bobby Copeland

Board Member

STEM Project Initiatives

The Young Explorers in Science & Engineering Project

Students learn early science and engineering skills as an introductory to career pathway. Each cohort participates in project based learning lessons. STEM based learning allow students to build on essential skills that promote problem solving and critical thinking. Our STEM lessons are infused with enhancing early literacy skills to improve reading development.

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Blocks + Build + Explore Project

Students develop fine motor skills and are encouraged to use creativity. Students develop construction skills that promote social skills, building, and focus. Students gain an introduction to career pathways in construction and STEM.

Location

516 Sosebee Farm Road Suite 197
Grayson, GA 30017

Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays
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