Low-Income Students Nowhere to Be Found in STEM

By Lauren Camera, usnews.com Education Reporter

Carnegie Mellon Panelists Photo

Andrew Moore, the dean of Carnegie Mellon University‘s School of Computer Science, was blown away upon reading a college application essay from a student in rural Texas who described how he spent evenings writing computer code in pencil because he didn’t have a computer at home. He’d head to school the next morning to try the codes out on the school’s computers.

“That is awesome,” Moore said. “That is so much a Carnegie Mellon person.”

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