2013 National Women’s History Month Celebrates Women in STEM


According to “Forbes” (STEM Fields And The Gender Gap: Where Are The Women? June 20, 2012), men continue to dominate the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

“No matter where you turn, the stats are grim. Today, women hold only 27 percent of all computer science jobs, and that number isn’t growing. This is unsurprising when we take into account how many women are actually studying computer science in college; less than 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees in computer science go to women, even though female graduates hold 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees.”

Thus, I’m pleased to see that the National Women’s History Project has celebrated STEM women for National Women’s History Month 2013.

This coming March, the month’s theme will be “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” Eighteen women were chose who “are all extraordinary visionaries and role models in the STEM fields, where women are still noticeably underrepresented.”

Read about those selected.