STEM fields seeking more women and minorities

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are growing in popularity as demand for jobs in the sector increase.

Now, a St. Louis based program is working to make those fields more attractive to a more diverse crowd by hosting events every Thursday at the Venture Café.

The BioSTL website states the program is dedicated to identifying high-potential, talented women and minority bio-science entrepreneurs and providing a systematic pathway for them to create viable high-growth ventures.

Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, the Director of Bio-science and Entrepreneurial Inclusion at BioSTL, spoke with Kim Hudson this morning to discuss the initiative program and who they are looking for.

Dr. Watkins-Moore was also joined by Travis Sheridan of Venture Café and Justin Raymundo with the Diversity Awareness Partnership.

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Additional information:
The Gathering
Venture Café
Thursdays
4240 Duncan Ave. Ste. 200
Midtown
BioSTL.org/inclusion
Vencafstl.org
Dapstl.org

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