Engineering Emergency

African Americans and Hispanics Lack Pathways to Engineering

Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, millions of Americans still lack opportunities to join the middle class. An excellent education that leads to good jobs offers a reliable pathway to economic security, yet the first step on that pathway remains inaccessible to far too many Americans, especially Americans of color. Nowhere is this inequity more apparent than in engineering.

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Infographic on African Americans' limited access to engineering pathways

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Engineering Pays Off: JPG

Opportunity Lost: JPG

Only 3 in 10: JPG

Untapped Potential (small share): JPG

Untapped Potential (lost ground): JPG