Shaping the Future
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Families play a vital role in raising awareness about the value of STEM as well as supporting their children’s engagement in STEM. PIQE is proud to offer parents interactive workshops to learn about STEM and how to cultivate their children’s interest in a STEM career.
During the 2018-2019 school year, PIQE served 1,218 parents in 51 California schools in STEM programs. Our retrospective surveys show that after taking part in STEM workshops, parents better understood the importance of STEM and how to support their children and school.
In partnership with California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM), PIQE is providing a series of customized workshops designed for families to understand the value of a science degree, the compatibility between scientific research and Latino heritage, and the support systems students need to be successful in the first year of college and graduate with a biomedical sciences degree.