• Women in STEAM
     
     Women make up 26 percent of the workforce in computer and math occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. "There are several factors that contribute to the gender gap in STEM, ranging from a lack of female role models young girls see in the day-to-day, unequal access to computer science education, and cultural stereotypes, to name a few," says Mary Snapp, corporate vice president of Microsoft Philanthropies.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics the field of engineering is expected to grow as much as 10 percent in the coming decade. In recent years, the prospects for college graduates have been fair at best, but engineering graduates experience a much more favorable job market. Why?

    Experts say demand for engineers will continue to grow as governments and industry work to meet the challenges of a growing global population and dwindling resources.

  • GEEC
     Click to view the GEEC video
     
    Gulf Coast High School Girls Entering Engineering Club
  • Women in Science
     
     
     Alice Ball   Edith Clarke    Hedy Lamarr    Marie Curie    Patricia Bath
  • Women in STEAM
     
     
     Jill Schmid   Sharon Ardry    Jenna Woodward   Maribel DeArmas   Katie Johnson
  • From Microsoft, Only 6.7% of women graduate with STEM degrees. When we encourage girls to pursue STEM, we double our potential for innovation. Change the world, stay in STEM. #MakeWhatsNext Learn more at http://www.makewhatsnext.com
     
    Wake What's Next
  • Thank you for visiting.