Archive for December 21, 2011

How sad: We have met the enemy of BPC

Remember the old Pogo comic strip, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”?  This study suggests that we have found a similar problem in promoting more women and minorities in STEM.

The survey showed that 40 percent of minority and female chemists and engineers polled said they were discouraged from studying STEM subjects. Forty-four percent said their college professors were the sources of the discouragement.

“We wanted to find out if this discouragement is still occurring,” said Mae Jemison, a physician, astronaut, college professor and Bayer spokesperson for the company’s Making Science Make Sense Initiative. “We found out it is.”

via Business, Government , Legal News from Throughout W.Va. – Study: Minorities, women often discouraged from entering enginee.

December 21, 2011 at 10:31 am 1 comment


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