STEM Opportunities for Women & Minorities

Take an in-depth look at the opportunities for women and minority students in STEM careers and ways to get involved, including:

  • STEM engagement opportunities for college students
  • Scholarships available exclusively to women and minority students studying STEM subjects
  • An interview with a female tech entrepreneur about her journey

Viist for more detailed information.

STEM Information:

 STEM Inventory

The STEM Inventory is an on-line, user-friendly, searchable database of many California and national STEM programs organized by grade level, geography and topic and targeted to students, STEM practitioners, teachers and parents. It is envisioned as “the place” to go to research and find existing STEM programs. 

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense."  This site offers basic statistics related to NSF's initiatives. 

College Information:

Cal Poly Pomona:  College of Engineering

State Long Beach: College of Engineering

Engineering Education Service Center

Offers lists of scholarships for engineering schools.  This page will always be under construction as new scholarships become available and current scholarships are awarded.

Engineering Schools

Directory of engineering schools in the U.S. arranged by state.

STEM Careers:

Sloan Career Cornerstone

Career Planning Resources in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Computing and Healthcare. Explore degree fields, industry options, academic degrees, career planning, university choices, and view professional profiles.


Bio-Link enhances and expands biotechnology education programs by providing cutting edge professional development for instructors, by improving curriculum, by making use of technologies and by creating a system that promotes the sharing of information.

Career Development Center - Cal Tech

Employment and resume building website.

Nature Jobs

Nature jobs is a career resource center for scientists, providing a wide range of career advice and information across Nature Publishing Group journals.

Try Engineering

Offers many resources for students, parents, teachers and school counselors to understand better what engineering means and how an engineering career can be made part of your future.

STEM Career

For those seeking and promoting STEM Careers.

Science Careers

Comprehensive career center for all science related fields.


If you are a bilingual Latino college graduate looking for a job, this Career Center puts the information you need at your fingertips with helpful interview and resume tips as well.

California Community Colleges Biotech Initiative

This Web site focuses on conveying information about, and resources available for, biotechnology education and training in the California Community Colleges.  Provides a broad list of job descriptions in related fields.

Salary Information:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Lists salary information according to various careers and educational levels.

For Educators:

Journal of STEM Education

The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research is a half yearly, peer-reviewed publication for educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Practical Uses of Math and Science

PUMAS is a collection of brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life.

Kids for Research

Provides information to  students, parents and teachers on responsible biomedical research, testing and education. 

Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM

Provides information to parents and educators on how to expose young girls to STEM and encourage them to explore their interests in the fields.


Engineering Design Challenges

ImagiNations Design Competition

Created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering, the ImagiNations Design Competition offers opportunities for diverse students to showcase their talents.

Student and Professional Organizations:


Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA) Student and Professional resources.


123 Biotech

Learn the basics of biotechnology, from agricultural biotechnology, to molecular biotechnology and everything in-between.

Career Tech- Biotechnology Resources for Students

Information on scholarships, biotechnology courses, careers, and more.

Alliance for Better Foods

The Alliance for Better foods “supports biotechnology as a safe way to provide for a more abundant, nutritious and higher quality food supply.” Get the facts by visiting their website.

BIO- Biotechnology Industry Organization

Website for the world's largest biotechnology organization which provides advocacy, business development, and communications services.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

APHIS uses biotechnology, including recombinant DNA technology, and genetic engineering, and participates in programs that use biotechnology to identify and control plant and animal pests.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Biotechnology information, resources and news from the U.S. FDA.

Career Tech- Biotechnology Resources for Students

The Student Biotechnology Network (SBN)

The Student Biotechnology Network (SBN) brings together students from a diverse range of departments and professional schools relating to biotechnology, including the life sciences, engineering, commerce and law. It provides an autonomous forum for students to discuss and explore interests and research opportunities in academia and in the corporate world of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

The Biotechnology Institute

The Biotechnology Institute is dedicated to educating teachers, students and the public about the promise and challenges of biotechnology.


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Alphabetical Index of Engineering Technology Degree Programs.