Diversity in STEM: believes that having diverse representation in any field is critical to ensuring excellence. Our team of experts has compiled a guide for Torrance's learners. This resource covers the lack of diversity in STEM, the pay gap, and college DEI intentions. Use the links below:


While colleges have diversified rapidly in terms of race and gender, STEM programs continue to graduate more white students than Black and brown students. Our team at put together a full page about achieving diversity in STEM. You can view it below:


STEM Opportunities for Women & Minorities:

"5 Pieces of Advice From Leading Women in Tech" dives into the professional experiences of four female leaders in the tech field. They share lessons and provide advice on passion, mentorship, decision making agency, imposter syndrome and how to learn from failures. This resource emphasizes the importance of women's voices and experiences in tech, and provides additional resources that women in the tech space can explore for more information and support. 

You can find the full resource here:


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

Visit their webpage for more detailed information. 

Also, here is a recent and very interesting article providing "a timeline of women's achievements in computing and computer science, addresses the gender gaps in education and the workforce, and includes additional resources for women and specifically for women of color".
Changing the Curve: Women in Computing
Citation: datascience@berkeley, the online Master of Information and Data Science from the UC Berkeley School of Information 

The next link provides STEM program resources exclusively for young women.  The first part of the reference provides possible reasons for why women in STEM fields are far and few between.
Computer Science and Engineering Resources for Women in STEM

Another resource you will find exiting to read is Sarah Rugheimer's site on Women in STEM.  It contains blogs, reference letters, and reports discussing "the challenges facing white women and
men and women of color in science".
Sarah Rugheimer's Women in STEM Resources


STEM Information:

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. 


Computer Science Resources: offers a collection of financial aid, academic, and career resources. Curated by industry professionals, we provide students and professionals with the most up-to-date information in computer science education.


Computer Science Bootcamp, Degree, and Certification Resources:

TechGuide specialize in creating informative tech-related resources.  Their mission is to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date career and educational information.  Below are two valuable links.  One is on how to find degree, certification, bootcamp, or career opportunities in computer science.  The second link is on how to learn computer languages.


College Information:

Cal Poly Pomona:  College of Engineering

State Long Beach: College of Engineering

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.



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.


General Information:

Recruiting More Women Engineers Means Getting Girls More Involved in STEM

This resource walks through a history of Women in STEM and including major events. The article then discusses career opportunities in the field and how we can get girls more involved in STEM now and in the future. The resource concludes with a section to support Parents and Educators to help influence girl's interest in STEM topics with tips and external resources.

39 LGBTQ+ STEM Innovators and Resources

This resource lists "some of the most inspiring, innovative individuals and organizations making a difference for the LGBTQ+ tech community".


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.

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.

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.