Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programming

HCSC is shaping its future workforce today with practical experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With first-hand experiences and exciting opportunities in STEM-related fields for high school and college students, we’re bridging gaps in the STEM pipeline, attracting new talent and creating an inclusive culture.

“The more we can understand science, mathematics, engineering and technology, the better we can understand and adapt to the changing world around us,” says Melanie Simmons, a manager in integrated marketing at HCSC and a STEM programming volunteer.

Melanie says working with young people in these programs has taught her that STEM opens huge opportunities for people of all backgrounds. “It is the future and it’s an equalizer for today’s youth.”

Our STEM programs and partners include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Richardson, Texas
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Dallas Independent School District STEM Expo
  • Discovery Festival Event by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas STEM Career Day
  • Lumity One-Day Challenge
  • Lumity STEM Career Day
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Project SYNCERE
  • TutorMate Innovations for Learning
  • UNCF STEM Scholarship
  • Work-Study Program with Cristo Rey/Christ the King Jesuit High Schools

I have grown during my time with HCSC because I remember being here as a freshman and I was really shy and scared to talk to people. Now…I talk to more people and am more confident. I feel lucky to have this opportunity. - Evelyn S., intern

Building a pipeline of diverse talent in STEM fields is integral to our overall diversity and inclusion strategy.

Evelyn S., one of our interns from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, says the experience allowed her to meet people and work on real projects. She is now a senior and has interned with us all four years of high school.

“I personally think I have grown during my time with HCSC,” Evelyn says. “I remember being here as a freshman, and I was really shy and scared to talk to people. Now I talk to more people and am more confident. I feel lucky to have this opportunity.”

Evelyn works with the technology team in the human resources department. She has provided input on many projects and will leave with many new skills. “I was able to achieve more things than I could imagine,” she says.

We’re thrilled to offer opportunities for Evelyn and many other young people who are looking to learn and grow in STEM-related careers.