WHAT’S STEM, WHO’S THE AAUW AND HOW IS IT ALL ABOUT GIRLS?
More girls are going to college, so why aren’t there more female scientists? Or mathematicians? Or computer developers and engineers? Good question, and one that many organizations are trying to get a handle on, including the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The problem has led to numerous programs designed to figure out education, careers, and pay for women. The AAUW issued a groundbreaking report a few years ago and continues to look to improving women’s representation in these core fields. One AAUW branch is even working on a CHiPS program to encourage representation in civics, history and political science.
Find out more when Ana Kay Yaghoubian, the AAUW STEM Senior Manager joins us to talk about Tech Trek and Tech Savvy and other programs designed to get women up and running in the science fields.
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