The Future of STEM: Increasing Women and Minorities in Engineering Careers
A Virtual Conference — September 17–18, 2020
The global science community has recognized that a gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has existed for many years. Over the past fifteen years, there has been an ongoing effort to encourage, empower, and inspire women and girls to participate in STEM fields. Research has indicated that women make up only 28% of the workforce in STEM, and men vastly outnumber women majoring in most STEM fields in college. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering.
It is the goal of the MSEIP-Science Consortium of Minority Schools to:
- Improve the percentage of change in the number of African American students and women enrolled full-time in STEM degree programs; and
- Who graduate within six years of enrollment in selected HBCUs.