Women in STEMMarch 31, 2010
You know an issue is near and dear to my heart, when I step way beyond my comfort level to post to our blog…
The AAUW (American Association of University Women) recently released their newest research report, Why so Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. AAUW says the report “…presents in-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers – including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities – that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math.“
Here is a link to the report:
Once there, you can download the report and also view a video of a panel discussion on leaders in various STEM-related fields as they talk about how to move this research into practice.
Take a few minutes to read the report and think about what a world it could be with more women (think about moms, sisters and daughters) in STEM.