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Tag: STEM

12 Incredible Women You’ve Never Heard of Who Changed Science Forever – BusinessInsider.com

An article that outlines some profiles from the book “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World,” by artist Rachel Ignotofsky, including Florence Bascom, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Chien-Shiung Wu, Katherine Johnson, Rosalyn Yalow, Esther Lederberg, Annie Easley, Patricia Bath, May-Britt Moser, and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi. Read more here

‘Girls in STEM’ Culture is Failing both Girls and STEM – TheStar.com

It is often said that more girls are needed into STEM, yet the tough obstacles tend to be hidden. This article claims that rather than recruiting more and more girls, we should keep the talent of those numerous women who are already there and quit. Read more here

How the University of Connecticut Doubled the Number of Women Majoring in Engineering – IEEE

This article explains the example of the University of Connecticut on how to succeed in increasing the number of women in engineering undergraduate programs. It is basically about offering programs that connect female K-12 students with female engineering undergraduates. Read more here

Georgia Tech Students Develop Stempower to Mentor Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Girls in STEM – Georgia Tech News Center

The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology at Georgia Tech has launched Stempower, a new outreach initiative. Stempower is a mentoring program that connects Georgia Tech women students to forth and fifth-grade girls by meeting and encouraging them to explore STEM. You can get in touch if interested in becoming a mentor.…
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A woman’s place is in science – ScienceNewsforStudents.org

Personal stories and lessons learned about how to succeed in science and engineering and thoughts about how to get more girls into STEM fields. Find out more at https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/women-science-girls-STEM