Esports seen as pathway to boost diversity in STEM careers


              Shemar Worthy, a 21-year-old DePaul senior majoring in information systems, plays an online game at the university's Esports Gaming Center, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Chicago., where he says gaming was a gateway to his interest in a tech career. A growing effort to channel students' enthusiasm for esports toward preparing them for jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math could improve racial diversity in STEM. (AP Photo/Claire Savage)
            
              Lethrese Rosete, a 20-year-old DePaul sophomore who is majoring in UX design to combine her creativity and coding skills, plays an online game at the university's Esports Gaming Center Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Chicago. A growing effort to channel students' enthusiasm for esports toward preparing them for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math could improve racial diversity in STEM. (AP Photo/Claire Savage)
            
              Shemar Worthy, a 21-year-old DePaul senior majoring in information systems, plays an online game at the university's Esports Gaming Center, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Chicago., where he says gaming was a gateway to his interest in a tech career. A growing effort to channel students' enthusiasm for esports toward preparing them for jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math could improve racial diversity in STEM. (AP Photo/Claire Savage)
            
              Lethrese Rosete, a 20-year-old DePaul sophomore who is majoring in UX design to combine her creativity and coding skills, plays an online game at the university's Esports Gaming Center Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Chicago. A growing effort to channel students' enthusiasm for esports toward preparing them for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math could improve racial diversity in STEM. (AP Photo/Claire Savage)