Take a look at this article, about the most influential #WomenInTech !
Definitely worth your time looking into some of the women’s backgrounds and how they got to where they are!
Go to the IT Girl Shop to shop cute presents for #WomenInTech … currently 15% off !
Take a look at how the University of Massachusetts is providing fellowships for graduate students from “historically underrepresented groups”… https://www.gazettenet.com/UMass-Amherst-creates-STEM-fellowship-for-underrepresented-groups-19453320
What are your thoughts?
I think this is great that a university is proactively trying to encourage diversity into STEM subjects, however, there needs to be careful considerations put into place to no be indirectly “offensive” and drive a wedge between the students who achieved the same thing but without the fellowship.
Love this idea of bringing STEM to all corners of youngsters, great way to get girls engaged and interested through a fun way of a rewarding badge!
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Developing children’s interest in Stem subjects and increasing apprenticeships is vital for addressing the UK’s “alarming” cybersecurity skills gap, a major new report has said.
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“Despite progress towards greater equality in STEM, female science communicators on YouTube continue to face bias and social discrimination, impacting their popularity and reception among viewers,” concluded the researchers.
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Love this “How To” guide from Beata Green, a lovely lady I met a couple of weeks ago, on how to be a successful business woman!
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Great things may come from anyone, regardless of gender.
A growing debate is regarding the placing of ‘A’ into STEM, standing for Art.
Many people are asking whether Art belongs…
As I have said in other posts, there is a definite need for aligning job roles and careers to creative interests. The example I often use is how Art skills is desired for UX Designers, and likewise for many other subjects that can feed into STEM subjects.
All industries are crying out for more STEM trained professionals, and the primary route for this is to be a STEM graduate. But it is just as important to have soft skills, the way to learn those are through creative and practical ways.
Whatever letters do or do not get added, the bottom line is that there are careers in all sectors that need both STEM training and creative skills. So don’t ever feel that you aren’t “clever” enough etc to be in an IT or engineering job, because there is a place for all skills.
Take a look at a few articles on the debate: