Keywords

STEM career, women in STEM, engineering, science

Abstract

One day, while discussing engineering and science as potential career options with a female student, we opened a search engine and typed in “engineer” and “scientist.” However, on the first pages of image results, only one female appeared for engineering and only a few females appeared for “scientist” (see Figure 1). This disparity was disturbing—if this student never saw another person like her filling careers in STEM fields, would she ever “picture herself” in those fields?

Original Publication Citation

Bartholomew, S. R. & Seymour, A. (2021). Influencing Perceptions of STEM through the Best STEM Books List. Science and Children, 58(6), 68-72.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2021-7

Publisher

Science and Children

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering

Department

Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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