The goal of the Step it Up Program is to increase visibility of minorities and women in STEM. Currently in the US 12% of the graduates in STEM are women and minorities. Of the 12% graduate pool, only 2% get jobs in their respective STEM degree field.
The panel participants on the program included:
- Alexandria Kelley – past graduate of the Rochester STEM training Program
- Dan Weber is Vice President Technology for UST Global – mentored Alexandria
- BG Moore - Chief of Staff UST Global
Links to the Innovation Trail show website here.
Authentic Journeys is affiliated with UST Global. Authentic Journeys has trained over 500 professionals in India to work effectively with Americans on distributed software teams. Jennifer Kumar, the managing director of Authentic Journeys also has connections to Rochester, NY as she lived in Rochester in the past.