Defeating Gender Bias

23 July 2015 | Flo | | Book Reviews

Women are extremely marginalized in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. The question is, why? Why do women make up half of the workforce, but fewer than a quarter of STEM careers? Why do few women who receive STEM degrees actually go into a STEM job? Why are the amount of girls and boys who like math and science in elementary school equal, but twice the amount of boys than girls like math and science in middle school? We can’t really explain why gender differences in STEM exist. However, there is a great need for an improvement to encourage young girls to pursue these careers in American society. 



"Math Doesn't Suck" by Danica McKellar

07 April 2015 | Flo | | Book Reviews

Best known for her roles as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years and Elsie Snuffin on The West Wing, Danica McKellar also graduated in math. She went on to educate and encourage girls about math. She wrote four books, to encourage middle and high school students to succeed in math. She has a BIG focus on girls in math, and includes "smart girls" resources, tips and tricks for homework and tests and inspiring stories from Danica and girls who read her books.

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