SWE’s Parent Education Program (PEP) is a 30 to 60-minute workshop in which we share important research, experiences, and resources to ensure that families have access to tools that not only encourage but also further their children’s STEM education beyond the classroom. We believe that the value of a holistic approach to supporting STEM education cannot be understated. Thus, in addition to UC Berkeley SWE’s typical outreach programs for students, we are organizing this program geared towards parents and families. Our mission is to provide parents with the knowledge and resources to support their children’s STEM education regardless of family background.
Importance of STEM
Identifying and confronting disadvantages and barriers to entry
Changing our mindset about STEM
Significance of parental involvement
Extracurricular programs and available resources
Questions or interested in hosting a PEP workshop at your school?
For each workshop, we take a small group of Berkeley STEM students to travel with SWE to a local elementary or middle school and help answer parents’ questions about your experiences in STEM. We are looking for students, especially from minority backgrounds (low income, racial minority, first-generation, female) who are passionate about outreach and are excited to share their unique STEM journey with our parent audience.