Closing the Gap: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Women have been historically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). However, today women are in leadership positions in top professions around the world. This seminar will look at the sometimes little known contributions to STEM made by women in the past and present, and also discuss the various reasons for the existence of the ongoing gender gap. We will explore career opportunities in STEM, hear from female professionals working in these fields, and take field trips to University labs and local companies to meet with female scientists and engineers. This seminar will be of interest to students in STEM fields, history, journalism, communication, women’s studies, and business.