Our Vision: All persons impacted by the carceral system are able, and encouraged, to pursue a culturally responsive and equitable high-quality STEM education and career.
EDC’s Eden Badertscher and Stan Andrisse, director of the Prison to Professionals (P2P) program discuss STEM-OPS, a collaborative effort to improve STEM learning opportunities in prisons.
WHAT DO THESE FACTS MAKE YOU THINK ABOUT?
FACTS ABOUT STEM
While women constitute almost 50% of the labor market, there are only 28% of women in STEM fields as opposed to 72% of men.
FACTS ABOUT INCARCERATION
Women’s incarceration has grown at twice the pace of men’s incarceration in recent decades, and has disproportionately been located in local jails.
STEM education in the United States offers access to in-demand, well-paying jobs, including but not limited to civic participation, entrepreneurship, policy, and social sciences.
Not only are STEM jobs plentiful in the United States these days, but they also usually pay better than non-STEM jobs, helping people build better lives for themselves and their families.