Tag: Stem

BASF Science Education Initiatives Attract Female Students

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Along with creating chemistry, BASF (No. 26 on the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies List) is working to create future scientists in the U.S. Currently, the U.S. Department of Education is putting aheavy focus on preparing students for careers in the areas of science,…

Study: STEM Careers Put Latina, Black, Asian Women in 'Double Jeopardy'

March 27, 2015 By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Latina, Black and Asian women working in the male dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM, are said to encounter “double jeopardy” as they face both race and gender bias. Katherine W. Phillips, the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership…

Is the STEM Talent Pipeline Really the Problem

Update (3/30/2016): Additional statements by Rev. Jesse Jackson added to the story By Michael Nam “We don’t want to just increase the number of American students in STEM,” President Obama explained during the 2015 White House Science Fair on Monday. “We want to make sure everybody’s involved. We want to…

Top California Universities Form Partnership to Promote Advancement of Underrepresented Ph.D. Students

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock With a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a newly formed alliance plans to change the demographics of students in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduate programs. The University of California, Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Stanford University…

STEM Gaps Start in High School

By Albert Lin The shortage of women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields is no secret, and the College Board’s annual report on Advanced Placement exams suggests that the gap may continue. Of the 22,273 students who took the AP computer science exam…

Female Exodus From Tech Jobs a Global Problem

By Barbara Frankel “It’s getting harder and harder to find qualified tech womenthey are so in demand,” says Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T, No. 13 in the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. AT&T is not alone. A recent report…

BASF's Heidi Alderman; Breaking Gender Barriers in Engineering

By Barbara Frankel Heidi Alderman’s career path has been anything but traditional. A chemical engineer, she’s been a leader in operations and procurement in the very male-dominated chemical industry. Today, she heads Petrochemicals in North America for Germany-based BASF. The Petrochemicals sector is a $5 billion business, manufacturing and marketing…

KeyBank Foundation Awards $1.25 Million to Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Cleveland State University for 'STEM' Classrooms on Cleveland State Campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KeyBank Foundation Awards $1.25 Million to Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Cleveland State University for “STEM” Classrooms on Cleveland State Campus CMSD, CSU to create joint campus for 11thand 12thgraders at MC2STEM High School CLEVELAND January 8, 2013 KeyBank Foundationhas awarded a $1.25 million grant that will…