#STEAMRising Today – 04.20.2021

Our daughters are our future.  Our future is our daughters.

Here is what’s happening today for girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Science).

News

Representation of women in STEM varies widely across professions.  A recent study shows that 74% of STEM-related health care roles are held by women whereas women are only 15% of the engineering workforce.

NASA is making great strides in employing women in STEM positions.

Women in STEM/STEAM

NBC News Learn has created a 10-part video series call “Changing the Games: Women in STEM at the Tokyo Olympics”, featuring women in STEM careers who work with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.

Many of the key players in the development of the Covid-19 vaccines are women scientists!

Read about Stefanie Khan, Global Data Analytics Leader at Xerox.

Ideas

Women in technology often temper their confidence with modesty in order to avoid a reputation for being difficult, overbearing or aggressive.

Happenings

The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering will take place April 24 through May 2 on-line with free livestreaming events and special events including talks from Women in STEAM.

Resources

These seven kids’ books spotlight what being a scientist looks like.

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