Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
As it currently stands, the technology industry is a fast paced, constantly evolving field. In an industry where change is expected and encouraged, there is one thing that has continued to stay the same: a lack of gender and racial diversity. A mere two percent of the technology industry is identified as Hispanic or Black, while a low thirty percent identifies as female. One of the core values of the American educational system today is to prepare students to become successful members of the labor force in the future. Somehow, the labor force in the technology world does not match the demographics seen throughout American society, therefore displaying the lack of access to tech education in current school systems. Through implementation of technology education programs via classroom curriculum and after school education, and by educating students about possible future careers in technology, the American school system has the power to make the technology industry a more equitable and diverse place.
Jacobs, Kayla, "Diversifying Technology Through Education" (2015). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 578.