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She Geeks: A Look at Women in STEM Careers

She Geeks: A Look at Women in STEM Careers | Better know and better use Social Media today (facebook, twitter...) | Scoop.it

With the breakneck pace of advancements in technology, it’s no surprise that there’s a high demand for qualified workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In large cities across the U.S., an average of 30 percent of the job openings are in STEM, but only 11 percent of the total population holds a STEM degree. In a 2012 report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, economic forecasts indicated a need for roughly one million additional STEM college graduates than currently projected over the next ten years. Within these fields there is also a severe gender imbalance, with women making up a disproportionately small part of the workforce.

 


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