The debate over women in the workforce has raged on for decades. But few industries are facing as much of a discrepancy as STEM.
By Francesca Catalano
Faculty Director, School of STEM at American Public University
Much has been written about the lack of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The numbers are concerning. The speculation as to the many reasons contributing to the problem have been discussed and debated. It’s disheartening and discouraging.
By Dr. Colin Doyle
Program Director, Electrical Engineering at American Public University
Electrical Engineering is a field of study that deals with the application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Pretty much everything that can be plugged in, charged, or needs a battery have at least one electrical engineering influence.
Interview with Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone and Dr. Francesca Catalano
What is currently the biggest challenge to women entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM? It's about providing direction in careers, as well as boosting confidence in these technical fields that may be holding women back. The time to harvest these highly sought after technical skills should be cultivated early on.