Charles Phillips Included on List of Most Influential Philanthropists of Color

America has been a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas since its inception, and with each passing year, our nation only grows more diverse. It is likely that, by 2050, over half of all Americans will be of non-white ethnic descent. As our country’s demographics shift, people of color are having an increasingly greater impact on the philanthropy sector. In the United States, philanthropic organizations receive the vast majority of their financial support from individual contributions. A...

How to Encourage More Diversity in STEM Fields

The areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics provide an ever-growing number of professional opportunities. As many as 20 percent of all American jobs fall within STEM sectors, and while job growth in non-STEM fields is likely to grow by 12 percent over the next decade, STEM positions will outpace this growth at a rate of 17 percent. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that STEM fields will create 1 million new jobs by 2022. In addition to spearheading innov...

How to Get Students Excited about STEM

In 2007, a research commission led by the Carnegie Foundation concluded that a strong educational foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is one of the most important factors in ensuring America’s lasting competitiveness in the global economy. However, numerous studies have since demonstrated that the United States is experiencing a noticeable gap in STEM skills and employment. As technological innovation and scientific research progress at unprecedented speeds, fu...