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Brett Brenton is the director of US2020 RTP. In July he attended a symposium at the White House and sat on a panel to discuss building STEM mentoring programs.

You know STEM — sometimes the acronym is used to mean science, technology, engineering, and math, and other times it is used to mean strategies to engage minds.

In a recent talk at an RTP 180° event, Brenton said the opportunity gap is a perspective gap, holding that STEM is the game changer for students.

He said when we combine the resources of STEM with the need of our economically disadvantaged kids, we get a simple solution to a very big problem.

He’s hoping that STEMpathy will catch on nationwide. Watch the video and take a look at Brenton’s slides.

Tell us what you think of STEMpathy in the comments below.


For more information about US2020 RTP, a mentoring program, watch this video:

Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.