STEM career, women in STEM, engineering, science
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bartholomew, Scott and Seymour, Alexia, "Influencing Perceptions of STEM Through the Best STEM Books List" (2021). Faculty Publications. 5530.
Science and Children
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
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