Mentorship programs help bridge STEM gender gap

By Shawna De La Rosa Taken from Dive Brief: In the midst of male-dominated fields that can sometimes deter females from entering, mentorship programs are cultivating interest and opening up opportunities to girls in STEM, EdSurge reports. In fact, when it comes to the percentage of girls who understand the relevance of STEM and the possible [...]

Minority PhD students in STEM fare better with clear expectations, acceptance

Taken from Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a study of hundreds of Ph.D. students at four top-tier California research universities. Mark Richards, provost and executive [...]

How to grow your STEM career when you're the only woman in the room

By Jennifer Folsom Taken from In my day job, I’m the chief of corporate development at Summit Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based data analytics and quantitative consulting firm. We’re about as STEM as you get. We hire statisticians, coders, programmers, economists and data scientists. Women have consistently been underrepresented in STEM degrees and careers. According to [...]