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Women Tech Innovators

A Day in the Life: Women Tech Innovators is an National Public Radio (NPR) Special Series on different, inspiring women who are the wheels of the technology field. This radio broadcast also examines why men are the dominating entrepreneurs & how we can encourage young women to delve into careers in science.

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Meet the Man Who Wants to Diversify Silicon Valley by 2040

With only 1 percent of technical entrepreneurs are African American in North America, Stanford graduate, Tristan Walker, aspires to increase diversity in Silicon Valley with the a new internship program called Code2040. Code 2040 aims to bring Black and Latino engineering undergrads to Silicon Valley.

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Kids Get Hands-On, High- Tech Summer Camp

Through the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program, more than 700 students from underserved communities are being exposed to and engaging in STEM subjects. SEEK hires women and minority college students to teach young students basic engineering concept and stress the importance of STEM careers in order expose them to professionals and college students who they can relate to.  The free, three week program held among 13 universiities nationwide, aspires to increase the number of underserved students going into STEM fields by exposing them to STEM fields at a young age.

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The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now (Forbes)

With the demand of STEM positions outweighing the supply of applicants, some of America’s biggest corporations are looking to recruit STEM graduates. Of the top 10 companies with the most openings, all are either a defense or a technology firm. Microsoft, which has 1,553 openings, has the largest number of open STEM positions, while Intel, which has 935 openings, has the least number of open STEM positions.  With the high demand for STEM professionals, landing a gig at one of the most renowned corporations may not be as hard as you think.

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More STEM Girls Please!

Despite the fact that more than 8.6 million STEM jobs will be available in 2018, 3 million of those positions will be filled by international workers. Why not recruit and encourage girls to go into the STEM field? Currently, the majorty of girls from grades K-12 are on the path to enter a STEM major in college, but 75% will not. By creating an environment that will spark their interests in STEM and fostering that interest at a young age, girls may take over the STEM field!

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National Center for Women and Information Technology

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) helps advocate for women participation in technology and computing professions. They recruit and help women advance from K-12 and higher education to industrial and professional careers pertaining to field in high deman. NCWIT reaches their goals through Learning Community, Evidence, and Action. In other words, creating an alliance member institution, providing research-based resources, and promoting programs and campaigns that empower women of all ages to achieve further success. 

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STEM Fields and the Gender Gap: Where are the Women?

According to a 2011 report by the United States Department of Commerce, there is a lack of women working in STEM careers and there has been no employment growth for women in STEM fields since 2000. With this alarming news that women are simply not joining the STEM force, Forbes Magazine pinpoints the issue to the lack of girls engaged in science and math in grade school.

Read more on how Forbes believes we can promote female advancement in the STEM fields in their article:

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STEM Education Programs Highlighted on U.S. News University Directory

U.S. News University Directory is making it accessible for students to search top STEM education programs provided by universities and colleges as well as various articles on STEM related careers. Known worldwide as a critical education inititative, STEM education has been proven to provide employment opportunities and prepare students to compete in tomorrow's job market. With the fastest growing market, STEM careers are on the search for competitive people with a passion for STEM.

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Support Personnel Accountability Report Card

 

The Support Personel Accountability Report Card's (SPARC) role is to record how successful a school has been in preparing its students for college and different career options. This website is useful for both adults and students when prepapring for grant reports, award recognition, and promoting their school's proactivity to school admistration, parents, and businesses. There are even resources for career options that help user's discover interests and skills.

http://www.calcareercenter.org/sparc 

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Women and Girls in STEM Careers

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May 11, 2012

An article by Wendy Pollack (2012) in the Huffington Post titled "Recruiting and Supporting Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers" examines the gender bias and why women are vastly underrepresented in STEM fields.

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