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"Nationwide, the workforce for STEM is aging, and it's important to swarm the science, technology, education and mathematics field with a diverse selection of capable, bright workers. "

Women in STEM.  STEM refers to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Careers in these industries make up 30 percent of the job openings in major cities, but only 11 percent of people holds a degree in STEM.  Not only are there too few candidates to fill STEM positions, but also there is a large gender gap in these industries. Women are very underrepresented in the STEM workforce.

Women in STEM. STEM refers to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Careers in these industries make up 30 percent of the job openings in major cities, but only 11 percent of people holds a degree in STEM. Not only are there too few candidates to fill STEM positions, but also there is a large gender gap in these industries. Women are very underrepresented in the STEM workforce.

Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Who Are The Women In Tech? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Balancing work and school responsibilities: Juggling professional and academic commitments is challenging regardless of an online student's field of study. But the task is magnified for educators because of the 24/7 nature of teaching, says Jennifer Chauvot, an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Houston. "They are coaching, they are tutoring," Chauvot says of educators. "Before school, after school. They're doing a lot of other activities. They're not just…

This infographic takes a look at the brilliant female minds that are working in the mathematics field, and how girls need to be encouraged to consider a job in the field too!

This infographic takes a look at the brilliant female minds that are working in the mathematics field, and how girls need to be encouraged to consider a job in the field too!

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring more Storytelling to Science Why not instead of girls we say children and just change STEM to STEAM already?

You Draw It: How Family Income Predicts Children’s College Chances

In an effort to meet the growing demand for degrees in the fields of global and public health, the College of Arts & Sciences at Rollins will launch a new minor in global health this coming fall semester. The minor combines courses in anthropology, biology, communication studies, economics, English, environmental studies, history, pre-medicine studies, mathematics, physical education, political science, and psychology to create an immersive interdisciplinary program (February 2013).