What's keeping the number of girls and minorities in STEM from rising more quickly?

What's keeping the number of girls and minorities in STEM from rising more quickly?

Nationwide efforts are well underway to encourage girls to get involved in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and in the D.C. region, several programs are taking on that fight. The strategy to encourage interest at a young age hopes to reverse stark gender inequalities on the professional level –just 11 percent of cybersecurity workers are women. Racial minorities are being left out of the picture, too. Kojo dives into the challenge with innovators who are exploring how to nurture a love for STEM in girls.

Guests

  • Alan Paller Director of Research, SANS Institute; @SANSInstitute
  • Sreya Vangara Student, Poolesville High School, Montgomery County, Md.; Educator, Girls Just Want to Compute, Montgomery County Public Libraries
  • Alicia C. Lane Director of Programs Techbridge Girls DC; @ACLanelovesSTEM

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