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 […]
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 […]
2016 Study: Could women’s lack of confidence in Calculus be a contributing factor to the gender gap in STEM?
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 […]
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 […]
MIT Astrophysicist, Sara Seager (PhD), has been studying, exploring, and looking for planets beyond our solar system (exoplanets) for 20+ years, driven by a passion to “…find another Earth. That’s what I’m living for.”
Competition is fierce, as 42 high school girls make-up the Bronx High School Robotics team, The Fe Maidens (pronounced “Iron Maidens”) and compete to win. These girls have discovered that they can get their hands dirty and take-on STEM-related challenges, competing “neck and neck” with boys, despite consistent messages that say, “you’re pretty good- for […]
It is no secret that STEM fields have a reputation of being unwelcoming toward women and that women are underrepresented within these career paths. And, times, despite slowly, they are a-changing. The Forbes Most Powerful Women list for 2015 was filled with representation of influential, innovative, and leading women within STEM careers, including Facebook COO […]