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)
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.
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.
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. http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/
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.
NASA Women & Girls Initiative:
This website includes a stunning collection
of 64 videos and essays from women across
the 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.
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.