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Michelle Reaves opening doors to STEM-related fields for more women, minorities

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Michelle Reaves opening doors to STEM-related fields for more women, minorities


Michelle Reaves is the executive director of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), an organization focused on connecting youth in metropolitan Detroit to educational opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and equipping students with the skills that will lead to high-demand careers and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Armed with a passion for creating experiences that expose students to limitless career possibilities, Reaves was inspired to focus on STEM education 15 years ago when, as an assistant director of pre-college and outreach programs for the Wayne State University College of Engineering, she learned of the lack of minorities in STEM fields.

Rolling out recently spoke with Reaves about the problem and to learn more about the steps …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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