Mayim Bialik, star of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” will again partner as spokesperson for DeVry University’s National HerWorld® Month, an annual initiative to spark high school girls’ interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Nearly 8 million jobs will be available in STEM-related fields by 2020, 1 yet women comprise only 24 percent of the STEM workforce. 2 HerWorld helps prepare the next generation of female graduates for these opportunities by introducing them to successful women in STEM careers.
|National HerWorld Month Event Schedule|
|3/4/14||Chicagoland – Rockford, Ill.|
|3/6/14||Chicagoland – Schaumburg, Ill.|
|3/13/14||Los Angeles – Colton, Calif.|
|3/13/14||Chicagoland – Glen Ellyn, Ill.|
|3/21/14||Fresno – Bakersfield, Calif.|
|3/27 and 3/28/14||Houston|
|3/28/14||North Brunswick, N.J.|
|3/28/14||Los Angeles – Long Beach, Calif.|
1 Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020. Georgetown Public Policy Institute Center on Education and the Workforce, June 2013. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. < http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/Recovery2020.FR.Web.pdf>. 2 Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation. U.S. Department of Commerce: Economics and Statistics Administration, Aug. 2011. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. < http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf>. 3 Where Are the STEM Students? What Are Their Career Interests? Where Are the STEM Jobs? My College Options and STEMconnector, 2012. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. < http://www.stemconnector.org/sites/default/files/store/STEM-Students-STEM-Jobs-Executive-Summary.pdf>. 4 STEM Attrition: College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields. U.S. Department of Education and National Center for Education Statistics, Nov. 2013. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. < http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014001rev.pdf>.