It is projected that job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will grow more than 7 percent faster than job opportunities in non-STEM fields through 2018 1. Despite this positive employment outlook, women hold less than one quarter of STEM positions 2 today. To help reverse this trend, Mayim Bialik is partnering with DeVry University for National HerWorld ® Month to show high school girls how they can make a difference in their world through STEM.
HerWorld is an initiative of STEM Ready, a national grassroots movement established by DeVry University to introduce more high school students to STEM and careers in STEM. For more information, visit www.devry.edu/STEMReady.
|National HerWorld Month Event Schedule|
|3/5/2013||Tinley Park, Ill.|
|3/7/2013||Kansas City, Mo.|
|3/22/2013||North Brunswick, N.J.|
1 Beede, David, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms. STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future. Rep. U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, July 2011. Web. < http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/news/documents/stemfinalyjuly14.pdf>.2 Beede, David, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms. Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation. Rep. U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, Aug. 2011. Web. < http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf>.