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Saturday, April 22, 2017

STEM fields need more women | Farm and Dairy - Other News

"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only about one-quarter of those working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, widely referred to as “STEM,” are women." notes Other News.

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Statistics Canada notes the percentage of women working in STEM has increased from just 20 percent in 1987 to 22 percent in 2015.

Women in STEM 
The National Girls Collaborative Project, works to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM.

Another organization with similar goals is the Women in Engineering Proactive Network, which works to promote the inclusion of women in engineering fields. 
Female students in high school or college who are interested in STEM fields should make their interest known to teachers or advisers; they can even contact certain organizations to learn about the opportunities and resources available to them.

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To my student who didn’t show up for class by Dr. Annie Specht, professor in the department of agricultural communication, education, and leadership at Ohio State University, and she wants you to come to class.

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