For the past few years, a powerful acronym has been commonly used to describe a trend to promote children to focus upon education. The topics of education are Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Most of the attention has been to convince young ladies that these STEM study themes are a smart strategy to consider. Historically, these themes have been male dominated.
Women represent the majority of young university graduates, but are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) fields.
- According to the National Household Survey (NHS), women accounted for 39% of university graduates aged 25 to 34 with a STEM degree in 2011, compared with 66% of university graduates in non-STEM programs.
- Among STEM graduates aged 25 to 34, women accounted for 59% of those in science and technology programs but accounted for 23% of those who graduated from engineering and 30% of those who graduated…
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