STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering & Math—is the future. The future of family-sustaining careers. The future of business. The future of education and global competitiveness.

The Center for Inclusive Competitiveness was created to help make that future to belong to everyone.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, during the period 2010–2020, employment in S&E occupations will grow by 18.7%. The Center for Inclusive Competitiveness (CIC) seeks to place underserved communities at the forefront of STEM education and on the pathway to success through inclusion in the innovation economy.

We want to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on research, problem solving, critical-thinking, leadership, communications and market-driven solutions to social problems that improve quality of life.

What better place than in on the campus of Temple University in North Philadelphia? This is where Temple Founder Russell Conwell famously endeavored to mine “acres of diamonds” among Temple’s intellectual, geographic and economic footprints.

The CIC brings together the Temple College of Engineering with the College of Science and Technology, the Katz School of Medicine and the Fox School of Business to continue that mission. The CIC will perform research and deploy strategies to create a pipeline for empowering underrepresented populations with access to STEM education leading towards competitiveness for local communities, regional economies and global leadership. Connect with us.