Educators Can Boost Women’s Role in STEM

Posted by American Association of University Women on June 15, 2015

Educators Can Boost Women’s Role in Computing, Engineering, Report Says

Women remain dramatically underrepresented in the fields of engineering and computing, necessitating a wide range of strategies to minimize gender bias and rethink the values and environments typically found in universities and the workplace, according to a new report from the American Association of University Women. The report, “Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing,” cites a wide range of research indicating that it is students’ interest in STEM, not their performance in related academic subjects, that is most closely associated with their pursuit of degrees and careers in engineering and computing.

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