Why is there such a noticeable lack of women in the science, technology, engineering and math fields?
What happens between kindergarten and college that results in the U.S., producing far more male scientists, mathematicians and the like than female?
Considering there are virtually just as many girls as boys taking math and science prior to college, and considering that girls are taught the same curriculum in the same way, the imbalance is astounding. That is, IF anybody took the time to notice it. And, fortunately, a few people did.
This week on WomanTalk Live, guest host Susan Bishop is joined by a panel of women touched by or involved with STEM – an innovative, nationwide education coalition with the mission of making sure the world of science, technology, engineering and math is as welcoming and inspiring to girls and young women as it is to their male counterparts.
Our guests this week are:
Judy Carroll has served as President of Carroll Engineering, Inc. for more than 25 years, having taken over her father’s business in the mid-1980s. As a graduate of Northeastern University, Judy is experienced in civil and structural engineering, and she has completed projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including work at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Hippodrome Theatre.
Su Kim is the STEM Advocacy Program Specialist for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. She holds a Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Engineering in Materials, Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and Leadership in Technology Integration Certificate, all from Johns Hopkins University.
Erikka Bishop is a brand spanking new math teacher and recent graduate from Millersville University in Pennsylvania with a BS in Math.
Listen in as Susan and her guests explore the reasons why teachers and girls desperately need STEM and why the math and science fields desperately need girls.
Saturday, August 11th from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s show when I, along with my Guest Co-Host, Lisa Stearns, talked with the WomanTalk Live Relationship Experts, Lori and Bob Hollander of Relationships Work about the four communication habits that can kill a relationship – and, what you can do about them.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the August 4th show.