STEM City USA Bridges Digital Gap for Millions of Underserved Through Community and Education
The new "City in the Sky" will create a digital-in-the-moment immersive experience, creating an interactive virtual community that will provide personal and professional development tools and resources.
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STEM City USA combines the physical and digital worlds by creating unique Digital in the Moments (DIM). These DIMs are created with rich content that delivers an immersive experience where all lives collide and blend into a diverse digital community.
Founded and powered by Career Communications Group (CCG), STEM City USA will build upon the successful best practices and proven content of the Black Engineer of the Year and Women of Color in Technology conferences, both of which operated in digital twin environments 2020-2021. Experts in creating DIM experiences for audiences, STEM City USA is designed to provide additional content surrounding health, training, mentoring, and lifestyle support.
Bridging the Digital Divide for BIPOCs Nationwide
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an upheaval in the lives of millions across the globe. Sadly, the issue of underserved communities lacking access to the same technology and state-of-the-
The global crisis that has driven schools, businesses, and service industries to remain in communication online has broadened the digital gap for minority and underserved demographics. With so many on the sidelines and limited access to high-speed Internet service, an entire forgotten class of people has little information on new skills and knowledge of diverse applications of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Recent research has shown that improving Internet access can help boost incomes, lower unemployment, and create jobs in underrepresented communities. STEM City USA answers the call for a "City in the Sky" accessible to those that need it most.
"Even before the pandemic, there was a digital divide. Two Americas existed, with millions of our nation's youth and those in underserved communities living on the sidelines of full participation through a lack of broadband, hardware, and meaningful digital content and training," said Tyrone Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group. "The other America had access to high-speed internet, multiple computers, and wireless iPads in the office, at school, at home, and in coffee shops. Despite years of warning of the consequences of this national tragedy, the divide only widens. Today we see that neglect. But out of that neglect, a new day is starting with a city in the sky, STEM City USA."
Building a Community Surrounding STEM
The digital environment is being developed similarly to a virtual commercial real estate development project, offering spaces for visible access to participating sponsors and content creators. Content will be delivered through different experiences - from networking opportunities to enjoying live musical performances. The content will be distributed through different communities within STEM City USA.
Other unique features include the opportunity to collect rewards throughout participation in different communities that members can later use for exclusive opportunities, such as a one-hour coaching session with a Fortune 500 executive.
Additional Support through Partnership Programs
A showcase program is the Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) HBCU STEM Champions/Innovation Center Initiative that has embraced the "national moment" for addressing racial inequality and inclusion to forge deeper, holistic and results-oriented partnerships between specific corporations and AMIE HBCUs.
The program focuses on curriculum and research capability, ensuring that the education focuses on career paths while bridging together with other universities, business and the federal government. President Biden, post-election, and pre-inaugural, stated the cabinet's intent to ensure HBCUs had equal access to compete for more federal research dollars. AMIE and it's partners currently represent the only 15 HBCUs that have an accredited school of engineering.
Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG) publications target students actively pursuing paths to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. CCG publications promote STEM as integral parts of global competitiveness and America's advancement. Therefore CCG magazines aim to reach, engage and retain diverse readers as we expose them to job horizons, professional life, and forward-thinking role models in STEM fields.
For more information on CCG please visit www.ccgmag.com
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