Stem Rise Program helping underrepresentation in communities of color

Students from Jack Yates High School were presented with a free program happening at U of H to inspire STEM education and careers in that particular industry to increase the number of colored professionals working in STEM.

HOUSTON – The STEM field is a popular field to pursue, but that popularity barely exist in communities of color. The University of Houston hopes to change underrepresentation in the third ward community by offering a free program called STEM Rise to students attending Jack Yates High School to peak their interest in this demanding industry. Students started this summer experience in June with students pairing up with University of Houston undergraduates and were provided with opportunities for conducting research in UH STEM labs, along with hands-on instruction and professional development on best practices in research, teaching, and mentoring. Click here if you are a third ward resident and would like your kids enrolled in their next program that will kick off in the summer of 2023.