Anna Holmes wrote an enlightening article about women in the STEM fields – or the lack thereof.
The gender disparities in the United States’ STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce are disturbing. According to a report released last month by the Department of Commerce, although females fill almost half of the jobs in the American economy, less than 25% of jobs in STEM fields are held by women. Even worse, female representation in computer science and math — the largest of the 4 STEM components — has declined over the years, from 30% in 2000 to 27% in 2009.
Check out the whole article, where Anna explores some of the reasons for this, and how we may be able to change that in the future.