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Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math: On the Air

   ON THE AIR!  

    Listen to stories about
    fascinating women working
and learning in science,
    technology, engineering
    and math (STEM) fields.
    Learn about programs and
practices through the U.S. 
designed to broaden the participation of women in STEM.                

National Women's History Project: STEM Women

For March 2013, the National Women’s History Project selected the theme, "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics."  The 18 women chosen are all extraordinary visionaries and role models in the STEM fields, where women are still noticeably underrepresented.

Helen Greiner (1967) 
Mechanical Engineer
and Roboticist


The 2013 Honorees represent a remarkable
range of accomplishments and a wide diversity of specialties including medicine, 
robotics, computer programming,
atmospheric chemistry, architecture and primatology. These women’s lives and work span the   centuries of American history and come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Articles about Women & Girls in STEM

National Science Foundation: ADVANCE for Women

  The goal of NSF's ADVANCE
   program is to develop
   systemic approaches to
   increase the representation
 and advancement of women in academic

 STEM careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and
 engineering workforce.  ADVANCE also has as its goal to seminally contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. 

Society of Women Engineers Conference

More than 6,000 women from around the world will be in Baltimore next October
from the 24-26
 for WE13 to make connections and make history. They'll be coming
to network, start or advance their career and experience highly rated professional
development offerings.

From Star to Scientist

Mayim Bialik is best known for her starring role in the popular sitcom “Blossom” from 1990-1994. Bialik, who since blossomed into her own and now holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, has two young children, stars on the hit CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” and has become an advocate for young girls across the country by encouraging them to pursue careers in STEM.

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By eighth grade, only half as many girls as boys are interested in math,
science, and engineering careers.

If each of us gives a girl our time and support today, she can find the courage, confidence, and character she’ll need to build a better tomorrow.

L'Oreal: For Girls in Science

        L'Oreal is a huge advocate of
  Their website
         For Girls In Science
STEM careers for
        groundbreaking women
        in STEM fields,
and a page listing
camps for girls.


   NASA Women & Girls Initiative:  
  This website includes a stunning collection
  of 64 videos and essays from women across
agency who contribute to NASA's mission
  in many different ways.
Their stories illuminate the vibrant community of dedicated
women employees who play a vital role at the agency.  There are stories of women overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to
pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world. In the future, this website will support a collaborative and supportive 
community of women at NASA and will serve as the hub of all activity related to women's issues at the agency.  NASA hopes that
these stories will inspire girls everywhere to reach for the stars and explore the myriad of opportunities available to them through
pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Engineer Girl

  The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national
  attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering
  represents for girls and    women. 

 The site was launched in 2001 with input from a specially selected Girls Advisory Board—bright, energetic girls from all over the United  States and Canada. In 2012 a new Girls Advisory Board was instituted in order to re-design the site for a modern audience. The ongoing work of EngineerGirl is overseen by the EngineerGirl Steering Committee with the generous support of EngineerGirl sponsors.

The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce. You can find out more about the NAE by visiting the NAE website.

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