The AAUW NM Tech Trek helps young New Mexico women in STEM | Education

 The AAUW NM Tech Trek helps young New Mexico women in STEM | Education

How does the educational world address the lost time and missed opportunities to encourage young women to pursue the exciting and well-paying fields of science, technology, engineering and math?

Today, women make up only 28 percent of the current STEM — roughly defined as science, technology, engineering and math — workforce in the United States. While that might be an improvement over 8 percent in 1970, an increase of 20 percent in 50 years does not exactly demonstrate dynamic growth.

Not to be ignored, of that 28 percent, Black women represent only 9 percent of the STEM workforce and Hispanic/Latina women 7 percent. While some may be encouraged to know 21 percent of college engineering majors are now women, as are 19 percent of computer science majors, lucrative STEM fields remain heavily male…

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