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Storytellers are at the heart of the unCommission. Hear directly from young people across the United States about their personal experience with STEM learning. 

 

The following is a small sampling of what we are hearing through the unCommission and will be updated frequently. From these stories, we will distill insights and develop a constellation of goals to transform STEM education.

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Young people ages 13-29 are invited to share their experiences with STEM learning and contribute to determining the next set of transformative goals for preK-12 STEM education.

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Using STEM to Overcome


Dorianis (she/her/hers), 27, New Mexico

“But it did open the door to my understanding that I will face obstacles. I will have to prove myself in certain environments. I will have to prove that I belong, that I can do the work, and not just that, but that I can exceed expectations.”

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Math: A Story of Love, Hate… and Love Again


Anonymous (she/her/hers), 18, North Carolina

“I had never been scared of math until then. Most of my class consisted of freshmen but it seemed like everyone already knew the whole curriculum.”

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Kaitlyn’s Story


Kaitlyn (she/her/hers), 22, Texas

“Both of these STEM educators made me feel like science was something that was fascinating and that anyone could do.”

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Recognizing Representation


Arsima (she/her/hers), 18, Illinois

“All it took was one class to change my approach to this field of study, I can only imagine what careers and passions I can create out of this newfound interest.”

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My STEM Story


André (he/him/his), 24, New York

“I refound…my love for geometry and for statistics, and it was so exciting to know that there were all these different possibilities ahead of me, and this whole world that I thought was…not built for me and something that I didn’t have access to.”

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When STEM Came to Life for Me


Lyric (she/her/hers), 24, New Mexico

“I remember being kind of discouraged with the math, but once we started the labs, it was like magic for me.”

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Renee’s Story


Renee (she/her/hers), 22, Texas

“This experience shaped my ability to be more observant in my surroundings.”

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Denise’s 12-K Story


Denise (she/her/hers), 22, Tennessee

“I did NOT like STEM because I felt excluded and inadequate but secretly I was fascinated and trying my best.”

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STEM Changed My Education


Brandon (he/him/his), 28, New Mexico

“My newfound enjoyment for education resulted from my first real introduction to STEM-based education. At this moment in my life, I felt that I was capable of getting an education.”

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Missing the Wrong Day


Valerie (she/her/hers), 29, California

“It feels like, maybe in third or fourth grade, I just missed a day that was really important, and I wasn’t able to bounce back from that or make up for that missed day.”

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How Real-World Learning Can Improve STEM Student Engagement


Rhea (she/her/hers), 17, Virginia

“We, as the youth, truthfully want something that we can use in the real world.”

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