This study, which was presented at the 1st Annual California Department
of Education STEM Symposium in Sacramento, CA (November 18-19, 2013),
described the disparities facing students of color in K-12 STEM
education, examined the impact of two out-of-school STEM intervention
for students of color, SMASH Academy and SMASH: Prep, and discussed
implications for broadening participation in STEM in California.