STEM Tag

How can we inspire more girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)? We expose them to these professions with examples, mentors and possibilities. If you believe in something, volunteer to drive it forward. Women fill nearly half of U.S. jobs. But they hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. Even though...

Back in sixth grade, I had an amazing teacher who gave me the confidence to write. This was expected in 1972, when our early education didn't include much talk of women in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) professions. It took years before persistence and sheer need got math to click in my left side brain. Dr. Chinma Uche’s journey to math and computer science runs in stark contrast to my struggle, and to what many girls and young women still experience.