Developing and retaining STEM talent in CNY for economic advancement

Women in STEM

AT&TEven though the study of STEM disciplines is on the rise, only about 10 percent of high school girls take an interest. There are many factors that contribute to that statistic, from social confines to lack of confidence, which is why the CNY STEM Connection takes great strides to bring opportunities to girls to help overcome those challenges.

STEM careers, especially engineering, are historically a male-dominated field that can benefit from females’ creativity, collaboration and organizational skills. One important goal is to change the perception that STEM/engineering/technical fields are better suited for their male classmates.  

For example, less than 20 percent of engineers nationally are women. Providing an opportunity for female students to study STEM and to also connect with women in STEM professions from companies in the region is invaluable, especially because of the non-traditional nature of these careers.




GoldieBlox - Weekly YouTube programs focused on Women in STEM