Commentary: How to increase the number of women in STEM
Dr. Monica Burdick, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio University, writes: "One of the first things I do shortly after waking — even before coffee — is check my work email account. As a faculty member in a chemical engineering program, a lot of homework, career and other miscellaneous questions can arise for my students while I get those precious few hours of sleep. During my morning routine just the other day, my operating system login page greeted me with the newsy message that only 6.7 percent of women graduate with STEM degrees. Good morning? It could have been better. In fact, it needs to be better to meet society's emerging challenges in healthcare, energy and infrastructure. But how?"
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