The U.S. Department of State has funded a summer program called TechGirls that brings females from across the world to the U.S. for hands on work in STEM. This program helps inspire interests and maintain roles for female students in STEM. The overall goal is to continue improving gender equality and opportunities for women in […]
The male dominated STEM culture has to start taking women seriously. Universities have implemented mentorship programs and tried to help females in STEM throughout their time in college. However, after they graduate females are quitting, specifically the field of engineering, at a consistent rate. Susan Silbey said it perfectly that “gender stereotyping in the workplace, […]
A female in engineering!? People assume a female student must be extremely gifted to be studying STEM, instead of an average student who has chosen a major based on interest. This can cause major anxiety among female students in STEM, and studies have shown it can hinder the ability of the student to learn. In […]
The low number of female professors in STEM is not due to lack of female graduates. A study by the U.S. National Research Council found “more women than men are earning doctorates—yet women comprised 36 percent of assistant professors and only 27 percent of tenure candidates.” The problem is unwelcoming workplace conditions. For example female […]
“Data from the White House found that women and minorities account for 70 percent of all college students, but only 45 percent of students in STEM majors”- what’s causing the gap? MoneyGeek explores challenges that women often face in STEM careers, and identified possible solutions to help close the gap. Challenges, past and present, include […]
NASA’s Chief Scientist, Ellen Stofan, is an advocate for attracting more women and minorities to STEM careers. There remains a concerning gap between the number of white men (predominant), and women and minorities in STEM career fields, and there is a call to action to change the public rhetoric surrounding who “can” and “cannot” succeed […]
Computer programmer, a STEM career, tops the chart with the highest pay gap between men and women at 28.1% according to a recent Glassdoor study. The average, unadjusted gap shows that women make 76 percent of what men earn.
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 […]