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New STEM Magazine Inspiring Minority Youth to Pursue STEM Careers
According to The National Center for Science and Engineering (NCSE), there has been a decline in the number of engineering degrees awarded to Black students. The statistics indicate that the number fell from 5.2% in 2000 to 3.9% in 2016. This downward trend has negatively impacted the representation of minorities in the various STEM disciplines. A lack of diverse mentors and discrimination bias in STEM are among the top factors for the decline; however, the number one reason cited for not pursuing STEM careers is Imposter Syndrome; students feel a sense of “fraud” and that they are not adequately prepared to compete amongst their peers.