Our history started in 2007 when the DOME (Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering) Foundation, Inc (501) (c) (3) non-profit corporation was established in Massachusetts by the two co-founders: Larisa K. Schelkin and Norean Sharpe.
Current projections indicate that STEM fields today fall short of adequately meeting the needs of a global and competitive workforce tomorrow. The DOME Foundation will develop outreach programs targeted to underrepresented youth and educators to support a future where young people understand their potential; are offered ways to develop and explore their interests; and are given the means to pursue meaningful opportunities in STEM-related fields. DOME envisions targeting youth through collaborative programs with professional societies, business, higher educational institutions, and the K-12 educational system.
Goals and Strategies:
To enhance the exposure, awareness and understanding of the STEM fields and associated career paths for students from underrepresented populations
To support the STEM pipeline for students from underrepresented populations by facilitating funding sources and mentoring programs.
To promote the importance and exposure to STEM disciplines and careers by providing learning experiences/internships for teachers, and career counselors.
To enhance the dialog and form partnerships among corporations, primary and secondary schools, professional societies, and a diverse group of academic institutions to provide networking opportunities on STEM issues.
Thank you to all our supporters!