“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent … that is not being encouraged...”
President Barack Obama, February 2013
The importance of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers is more important now than ever. Scientific careers are on the rise and yet, half of our population’s potential remains untapped and dismissed. A recently published Yale study proved that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. What are the ramifications of those articles, do they hold true, and what are we doing to encourage more women to enter STEM fields?
Join us for a discussion involving three female rock stars of science who broke down barriers. Their stories will help us learn how women can continue to be a greater force in the scientific community. We’ll hear what motivated them to pursue a career in science and address ways we can support continued growth of women in STEM fields.