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.
The Art of Thinking like a Scientist - http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol9/909-yokana.aspx
NPR Series- Where Science Meets Art http://www.npr.org/series/4111499/where-science-meets-art
Kennedy Center for the Arts - http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons.aspx
What Engineers Do - http://discovere.org/discover-engineering/what-engineers-do
Engineering Conversation Starters - http://discovere.org/discover-engineering/conversation-starters
NAF Engineering Academy information – https://www.collierschools.com/cteNational Action Council for Minorities in Education - http://www.nacme.org/types-of-engineeringProject Lead the Way - https://www.pltw.org/
Challenges and Competitions Websites
3M Young scientist challenge - https://www.youngscientistlab.com/challenge
Odyssey of the Mind – become part of a creative problem solving community - http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/p/Collier Regional Science and Engineering Fair: https://www.collierschools.com//site/Default.aspx?PageID=5314