STEM

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Women in STEM in Canada – More than 4 in 10 after five years

The underrepresentation of women in certain science, technology, engineering and mathematics and computer science (STEM) fields of study has attracted considerable attention over the last several decades. Women’s representation in STEM fields can be affected by choices and barriers at different stages of their education, including their initial field of study and whether or not … Continue reading

Future of work and STEM – A summary of technology disruptors and skills needed

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Shaping the future of STEM skills

The Gender Gap in STEM – Already evident among 15-year-olds.

Across the 67 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2015, girls outperformed boys in science in 19, while boys outperformed girls in 22. In all other countries, the gender differences were not statistically significant. When the authors analysed gender gaps by looking at each student’s “relative performance” or “strength” across the three subjects (box), … Continue reading

Gender Gap in STEM – There is no gender gap in science and the definition of STEM used is an important determinant of the conclusions reached

While education levels of women have increased dramatically relative to men in recent decades, women are still greatly underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) college programmes and occupations. Card and Payne (2017) show that, in the U.S. and Canada, the gender gap in the likelihood of graduating with a STEM‐related degree explains about … Continue reading

Gender Pay Gap at Tech Companies

By Heidi Weston It may be the year of the woman this 2018, but there is still a long way to go in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries, also known as STEM. The shortage of women in these jobs means that the gender pay gap will not be bridged until 2069, another long … Continue reading

The Gender Gap in STEM – The sex differences in academic strengths and pursuit of STEM degrees rise with increases in national gender equality

The underrepresentation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is a continual concern for social scientists and policymakers. Using an international database on adolescent achievement in science, mathematics, and reading (N = 472,242), we showed that girls performed similarly to or better than boys in science in two of every … Continue reading

STEM in US – Skills that matter to regions

This article highlights research in The STEM Dilemma: Skills That Matter to Regions, which was recently published by the Upjohn Institute. The book looks at the regional workforce through the lens of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) associated with regional occupations. This fine-grained approach uses data in the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database to … Continue reading

Gender STEM Gap in US – More college degrees overall, but earn a minority of undergraduate degrees issued in stem fields

U.S. women earn more college degrees than men overall, but earn a minority of undergraduate degrees issued in stem fields   In their study of gender disparities in education and employment, Ana Maria Munoz-Boudet and Ana Revenga, two experts from the World Bank, found that gender gaps in STEM fields are common around the world. … Continue reading

STEM Workforce in US – Has grown 79% since 1990

Employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations has grown 79% since 1990, from 9.7 million to 17.3 million, outpacing overall U.S. job growth. There’s no single standard for which jobs count as STEM, and this may contribute to a number of misperceptions about who works in STEM and the difference that having a … Continue reading

Women in STEM in US – More likely to say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace

For women working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) jobs, the workplace is a different, sometimes more hostile environment than the one their male coworkers experience. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment than an advantage to career success. Three groups of women … Continue reading

African American STEM Workers in US – Six-in-ten have faced discrimination on the job

Blacks who work in science, technology, engineering and math fields are more likely than STEM workers from other racial or ethnic backgrounds to say they have faced discrimination on the job. They also stand out in their views about workplace diversity, according to a new Pew Research Center report. Roughly six-in-ten black STEM workers (62%) … Continue reading

Getting more girls and women into STEM education and careers

Despite significant improvements in recent decades, education is not universally available and gender inequalities persist. A major concern in many countries is not only limited numbers of girls going to school, but also limited educational pathways for those that step into the classroom. This includes, more specifically, how to address the lower participation and learning … Continue reading

Jobs Outlook in Science, Research, Engineering and Technology in UK – The number of graduates and apprentices will fall short of the number of people needed

This report explores the number of jobs that are expected to open between 2016 and 2023. It looks at where they are expected to be created and the contribution of science, research, engineering and technology to this number. The key findings are: • Jobs in science, research, engineering and technology will rise at double the … Continue reading

H-1B Visas in US – About two-thirds (64%) of requests were for occupations in STEM

President Donald Trump has ordered a comprehensive review of the H-1B visa program, the primary way that companies in the United States hire high-skilled foreign workers. The multiagency review is expected to result in suggested changes to ensure that the most skilled and highest-paid applicants receive H-1B visas. Though the order may be the first … Continue reading

Girls in STEM – There is a narrow, four-year window of opportunity to foster girls’ passion in STEM

Across 35 European countries1, fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. Interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) drops off far too early. In fact, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveals that boys are far more likely than girls to imagine themselves as ICT professionals, scientists or … Continue reading

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