Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

NCRW is continuing to identify best practices and optimal strategies for building pipelines to encourage women and girls’ advancement in the STEM fields. Pipeline programs, such as Girls Inc.’s after-school Operation SMART and MIT’s Women’s Techno logy Program are prime examples of initiatives that work under the assumption that girls are interested in math, science and technology. Mentoring programs are also becoming increasingly common in academic, advocacy and business sectors to strengthen the leadership pipeline. Women mentors serve as role models who reinforce young women’s perceptions of their own potential to advance in their studies and careers. Effective pipeline programs rely on partnerships across organizations and sectors, such as the STEM Accelerator Initiative administered by the National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions.

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*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...

News

  • August 1, 2011

    The authors argue that the concerns of policy makers about the competitiveness of America's students are overstating and misidentifying America's challenges in science and engineering, and that they are missing the real opportunities for...


  • July 20, 2011

    A study by researchers at University of Washington of female engineering students' perceived challenges finds significant differences between black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-American and white women. The findings could help...


  • April 12, 2010

    For decades, M.B.A. programs have failed to attract a critical mass of female students, even as admissions offices scramble to target their recruiting practices at women.

    The numbers of women pursuing...


  • December 9, 2009

    It’s generally known that men are hard-wired to be bigger risk takers than women (due to all that extra testosterone they have sloshing around). Interestingly, though, in a profession that is all about risk — hedge fund manager —...


  • August 17, 2009

    The dinners and conferences of the National Council for Research on Women are where veteran crusaders mix and mingle. Now they're hosting two initiatives to bring younger women into the fold.