Although the gender gap in STEM careers exists around the globe, current research on global STEM involvement shows that the rates for women’s involvement in STEM vary from country to country. The explanation for this trend: “…success in math and the hard sciences is almost entirely dependent on culture – a culture that teaches girls […]

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There are many reasons why increasing women’s interest and retention in STEM careers is a huge focus for today’s society. This article points out yet another detriment to having STEM fields dominated by men: the issue of allocation of resources.  “What we think of as “science problems” affect everyone—children, women, and men. However, what science […]

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The Iron Sister’s campaign is a global movement bringing women together from all around the world to encourage and support each other’s STEM successes. “We all share a passion for what we do, and we are united by a deeply held belief that we can use innovations in STEM fields to change the world for […]

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Women report feeling torn between having a career and staying home to take care of their children. Many describe a sense of guilt for leaving their children with childcare workers in order to work full-time. However, current research suggests that being a working mom poses several benefits for children. “Women whose moms worked outside the […]

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Research highlights the presence of women role models as a potential predictor of women pursuing STEM careers. With fewer women employed in higher positions in science, technology, engineering, and math, it can be tricky for young girls to find role models with whom they identify with. This webpage, “NASA Women of STEM” is an excellent […]

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It’s almost impossible to turn on the television without hearing news or advertisements about the United States’ upcoming election. It is certainly a privilege to live in a society where there is an effort to build a government “for the people”. With this privilege also comes responsibility. Read Arthur Camins article “Why Science Education is […]

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A new study suggests that women’s lack of confidence in their math skills may be one reason for the gender gap in the STEM fields. The study used a national survey of 5,000 college students enrolled in first-semester calculus. Among all aiming to pursue STEM careers, 35% of women reported that they did not understand […]

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Dr. Jo Handelsman of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy says, “Women and minorities have been left out of science to a large degree. Still, engineering is very male dominated and many of the physical sciences are.” Bringing energy, excitement, and attention to STEM opportunities for women and minorities has been on […]

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