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Women, Minorities, & Persons w/Disabilities in Science & Engineering Presentation, Discussion, Lite Supper

October 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Let’s talk about NSF/National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics 2017 Report.

Since the late 1990s, women have earned about half of S&E bachelor’s degrees. But their representation varies widely by field, ranging from 70 percent in psychology to 18 percent in computer sciences. How does that match our experiences? What do we project to be the impact of the retiring baby boomers and the change to Millennials being the largest demographic in the workforce? 

In 2015, scientists and engineers had a lower unemployment rate compared to the general U.S. population (3.3 percent versus 5.8 percent), although the rate varied among groups. For example, it was 2.8 percent among white women in S&E but 6.0 percent for underrepresented minority women.

How do we think caring for family impacts employment, underemployment and unemployment? 

Despite two decades of progress, a wide gap in educational attainment remains between underrepresented minorities and whites and Asians, two groups that have higher representation in S&E education than they do in the U.S. population. What is going on here? Is it cultural? What kind of impact can we expect to have in making a change?

check out the report abstract and send your thoughts/questions to meeting organizer.


Speaker(s): Katherine Hale, Amy Burke


Join us for a presentation by the NSF authors on this timely topic and help discuss what this data means and how that knowlege impacts our STEM careers.  Our event is being co-sponsored by, and held at, the Ericsson Piscataway facility in their effort to meet and hire more qualified employees who are in these catagories.   There will be refreshments / light supper.

Bldg: Ericsson
Piscataway, New Jersey


October 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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