Empower women through representation in STEM education

Surmountable Social Issues
Mar 8, 2022
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Issue 8 • Week of March 6, 2022

Today, we honor International Women's Day and celebrate Pi Day taking place on 3/14 by empowering women to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Marie Curie shattered the Nobel Prize glass ceiling by winning in two different disciplines, but we still have a long way to go to reach equality in science. A mere 1/3 of those employed in the US today in her fields are women, though that is actually the second best representation across STEM. Applied science rounds out the bottom, with only 7% and 8% of mechanical and electrical engineers being female respectively.

Why do these challenges remain and what does that mean for us?

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