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Core Beliefs

  • Science is all around us and a vital part of our lives.
  • All students are able to learn sophisticated principles of science and should be encouraged to enroll in science courses in high school.
  • Science knowledge is achievable for students from underrepresented minority backgrounds (African Americans, Hispanic, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders).
  • Students who are female are capable of and should be encouraged to enroll in science courses and pursue careers requiring a background in science and technology.
  • With many other career options available, the number of African American and Hispanic American males in science related fields is dwindling. Male students from these backgrounds should be encouraged to pursue careers in science and technology.
  • It is OK to be smart and be a high achiever, especially in the science, math, and technology areas.