November 24, 2014
by Cari Stein
To the Contrary Executive Producer
There is a gender gap in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. That fact is no surprise to our viewers. To the Contrary has been reporting on the issue for years now. Not too long ago we discussed the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s findings that 15-year-old girls around the world, outperform boys in science – EXCEPT in the United States, Britain and Canada.
But what is surprising is that the gap is not being closed in any appreciable way. So what can be done? One solution is to highlight successful women scientists, technology wizzes, engineers and mathematicians. Even more powerful is when that is coupled with mentorships. Earlier this month the two came together as L’Oreal USA celebrated their 2014 For Women in Science Fellows.
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