The United States is not producing college graduates with STEM majors in sufficient numbers to meet workforce demands, because of disproportionate attrition in STEM among traditionally underrepresented students and inefficiencies in transferring from two-year to four-year institutions. To tackle this problem, this partnership between Queens College (QC) and Queensborough Community College (QCC) has two ambitious goals:
- to graduate more Hispanic and low-income students with Baccalaureate degrees in STEM, and
- to develop two-year to four-year articulation agreements for all STEM majors.
Funded by a five-year grant to Queens College by the US Department of Education HSI-STEM program (PR/Award Number: P031C160208), the project is designed to achieve these goals through three activities: