The Science & Technology Program has resulted in:
Granted since 1999
Promising scientists supported since 2017
Nonprofit partners supported since 2017
Increasing Opportunities for STEM Education
According to the 2016 CONNECT Innovation Report, the regional innovation sector accounts for more than 25 percent of San Diego’s economic activity.
However, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation outlines that Latinx and Black communities are greatly underrepresented in San Diego’s highest-paying occupations: engineers, developers and scientists.
By increasing opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) higher education among underrepresented young adults, connecting young adults with local, paid internships and establishing networks of current and prospective scientists, the Science & Technology Program creates a holistic approach to increase equity for all communities and bolster the regional innovation economy for generations to come.