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Date: September 25, 2019Time: 3:00 PM MSTWhat's happening? Kaitlin Maguire, Grant Writer and iSTEM Coordinator at the Idaho STEM Action Center, will walk you through her top tips for grant writing. She will provide the adjudicator's perspective and share worksheets and resources for you to use in your own grant planning and writing process.
It’s no secret that the STEM fields are struggling with an incredible gender gap problem. Even though they made up over 57% of the workforce in 2015, women only account for 46% of science professionals, 24% of computer and math professionals, 15% of engineering and architecture professionals and 10% of advanced manufacturing professionals (STEM2.org) — and those numbers aren’t exactly skyrocketing. According to a 2018 National Science Board survey, only 28% of STEM workers are women.
So, why are women so underrepresented in the STEM fields?
“The best prophet of the future is the past.” ~ Byron Today, reinforced negative stereotypes embedded in culture and society inhibit women from chasing their STEM passions and dreams. Around 80% of girls do not pursue degrees in science and engineering fields (NSB, 2018). To address this shortage and create a better, stronger future, STEM industries need to focus on diversity by promoting women’s participation. ...
The women whose monumental achievements shaped the world of science, technology, engineering and math. History is full of heroes. Some wear capes and wield weapons, defending the lives of innocent citizens, while others pick up a pen to write the words that shape a culture. But there’s nothing supernatural about the heroes highlighted here — they’re in a class of their own. They don lab...