Resource for young girls in America who want to enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Posted May 18, 2014 from United States

Hello World Pulse community, I have a simple resource I want to share with all. It is a US based coalition called STEM. Its focus is to increase education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Its mission is general, but one of their focuses is on encouraging women to enter these fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It emphasizes the inequality of women in these fields, even in developed nations, and discusses and supports ways to change this. They have a statistic on their opening web page: Only 31% of STEM degrees are awarded to women. It is up to us, as women, to change that equation.

The webpage is:

An example of one young girl, who, with encourgement and resources from STEM and the internet, is now on her way to becoming an engineer!

patricia kahn

WWW: Women Weave the Web

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  • hanasazi
    May 19, 2014
    May 19, 2014

    Nice resource to post for everyone, Drpkahn! Thank you so much.

  • Julia O
    Jun 13, 2014
    Jun 13, 2014

    Hi Drpkahn! It's great to get that STEM resource. As a woman who wished she'd been more encouraged in math and science in high school (I tried to stay as far away from math and science as I could in university), I am all for encouraging girls and women to get involved in those fields. Thank you for posting!

    Also, I read your previous post too and it made me just reserve Half the Sky at my library. I am looking forward to reading it!

    Best wishes, Julia

  • Grace Stainback
    Jun 17, 2014
    Jun 17, 2014


    Related to the above comment, I, too, found World Pulse through reading Half the Sky. Have you watched the Half the Sky video series on Netflix? It's incredible to meet some of these subjects visually, and hear their stories from their own mouths. Check it out! Also, thank you for posting this resource. It is certainly a field that could use the sensitivity, analysis and insight of more women :)

    Your friend, Grace