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One of the current societal issues plaguing America is the downfall of America's public education system. On national, state, and local levels American students struggle to remain competitive in a global market. Students that come from minority and lower socioeconomic backgrounds are even more at risk of being able to compete in an ever-competitive job market. While there is not a one-size-fits all approach to solving this crisis, one promising solution involves increasing access to Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Technology (STEM) education; especially for minority and underserved student populations. This paper briefly examines examples of successful STEM programs in other urban areas similar to Indianapolis as well as one successful STEM school in Indianapolis.
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