From 7% To 39% Females in HS STEM Program
Join us on the journey of a STEM program as it grew from a low functioning existence and then began to include all students which helped it become an exemplar locally and nationally. See the steps taken and hear from alumni in a fun and informative video. Doug Scott is the department head of grades 6-12 Business/Tech/Engineering in Hopkinton MA. He led a group of students and educators to develop a program that was more welcoming, inclusive and rigorous for all members of the school community, including female members which had been drastically underrepresented. Through the recruitment of female students, mentors, staff members and vast improvements to curriculum, programming and events the department under Scott's leadership was able to grow from 7% female enrollment to 39% enrollment in just six years. This change spurred a tremendous amount of success for all members of the program's courses and clubs. The Hopkinton High School BTE department is now a cornerstone of the high school's offerings for students.