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Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem

Why are there so few women in tech jobs? Repeat after me, robotically, defensively: “It’s a pipeline problem!” So says David Cohen of TechStars, echoing many others, e.g. Paul Graham and CNN. But come on, folks. We’re kidding ourselves if we pretend that’s the only obstacle here. The pipeline problem is very real; but so is the trapdoor problem. It’s true that it would be better if more women went into technology to begin with, but it’s disingenuous to turn a blind eye to the fact that many women who do enter the industry subsequently drop out of it. Why?


Black Women More Interested In STEM Majors Than White Women, Study Shows

Black women entering college are more likely than white women to be interested in majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields, new research shows—but they are less likely to earn degrees in those fields. 

Read more of the article here, & access the report here.


In a STEM-obsessed world, let’s remember to value real inventions over test scores

Ever since President Obama announced the “Educate to Innovate” campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Education in November 2009, U.S. educators have launched a number of initiatives to push down STEM education to an earlier and earlier age.

City & School Districts Announce STARS Afterschool Program

The city of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa/Calimesa School District representatives announce the kick-off of the STARS (Science, Technology, Arts, Recreation for Success) After School Program. STARS is a partnership between the Yucaipa Community Services Department, Yucaipa-Calimesa School District, Healthy Yucaipa, local organizations and local families to provide a recreation, educational enrichment based program for students in grades kindergarten through eight.

Bosch: STEM Education Issues Must Be Addressed

Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch North America, says there are tremendous opportunities for young people with STEM educations to obtain good-paying, rewarding careers in the auto industry. For Bosch, this includes everyone from researchers who create the products of the future to engineers who touch every aspect of product development, manufacturing personnel and automotive technicians who maintain cars and trucks. But like so many other companies, Mansuetti says Bosch can’t find enough qualified people to fill needed positions.


Future Girls @ The Beach: STEM Residential Program Exposes Girls to Engineering Careers

Long Beach City College, in partnership with CSULB, is hosting a 5 day Future Girls @ The Beach: STEM Residential Program for middle school girls, funded by an SB70 CTE grant from the CSU Chancellor’s Office. 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls with a minimum GPA of 3.0 were eligible to apply, while Long Beach middle schools involved with the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) Program helped recruit.


New Study Shows Gap in Specific STEM Skills

In a first-of-its-kind study, Brookings Institution scholar Jonathan Rothwell finds that the science, technology, engineering and math labor market suffers from a very particular kind of skills gap. It’s not just that there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill the jobs; it’s that the skills workers have aren’t specific enough. Read more of the article here.


California Shores Up Support for Computer Science Education

Computer science education is getting plenty of attention in the California Legislature, with four out of eight bills passing both the Assembly and Senate. And the state's efforts are part of a national push to bring more computer science into schools. Read more on this progress in California's policies on STEM education here.

Girls’ social connections affect math learning

Social connections among African American girls influence their participation and recognition in math class, according to a researcher who found that students who are more socially connected tend to enjoy more access to learning opportunities. Socially peripheral and isolated students had less support, but not all were equally affected. Those who valued social status often participated less, while those who were indifferent to social status participated more and worked alone by choice. Read more about this here.