About

YOU BELONG
IN STEM

SD2 is ready to help you build your career in STEM

STEM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Math

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Our Mission

TO EMPOWER TOMORROW’S STEM LEADERS TODAY

We connect underrepresented students to the power of STEM by providing access to education, mentorship, and the resources they need to lead the talent workforce.

a diverse group of underrepresented STEM students

Our Pillars

The Four Pillars of SD2:
What We’re All About

a group of underrepresented STEM students

We’re here to give students their best shot at their brightest future. Our network of advocates and community leaders will support students in building and navigating a roadmap to success.

an underrepresented STEM student using his computer

We’re innovators at heart. Movers and shakers. Disruptors of the status quo. More of the same isn’t an option. Bold action and fearless leadership are required. No community has a monopoly on talent, and real change calls for a relentlessly creative and original approach.

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Together we have the power, the people, and the platform to change the face of STEM. Now is the moment to move from discussion to meaningful, coordinated work. SD2 exists to deliver real, measurable results that drive diversity in STEM and we can’t do it alone.

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We’re here to build a community of leaders and mentors that inspire a new path and a new model for success. Because what gets us out of bed every morning is the chance to be a part of the stories yet to be told. Like yours!

Squared Fellows

PLAN FOR THE FUTURE TODAY

Inspires San Diego high school juniors to know that they belong in STEM. Builds lasting mentorships. Connects students to STEM opportunities in their own backyards.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SQUARED FELLOWS
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We identify paid internship opportunities for college students and recruit internal champions at some of San Diego’s most innovative companies who are ready to help you succeed. Apply today!

We invest directly through scholarship opportunities for high school and college students and their educators. Find the scholarship that fits you and apply today. We are here to support you!

OUR PARTNERS IN CHANGE

Together, we support programs that make STEM disciplines and careers visible, accessible, goal-worthy, and achievable. We work with a diverse coalition of community partners to leverage our resources and maximize our impact. We’re incredibly grateful for the commitment our partners consistently demonstrate to increasing diversity in STEM careers in San Diego.

EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S STEM LEADERS TODAY™

CREATING A DIVERSE STEM WORKFORCE TOGETHER