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Collegiate Leadership Institute: WoC in STEM

This study investigates the relationship between women's representation in engineering tenured/tenure-track faculty positions and the percentage of degrees awarded to women in engineering fields at doctoral universities in the United States.

College Readiness

The ACT college readiness standards evaluate high school students' English, mathematics, reading, and science proficiency. The readiness benchmarks are the minimum ACT scores that can determine if students have a chance to succeed in their first year of college and a specific set of first-year college courses

Spain Engineering Workforce

Examining the labor data for women in engineering in Spain shows both progress and challenges. In terms of employment, women in engineering are making significant advances in various engineering fields.

Spain Tertiary Education

According to OECD data, there is a considerable underrepresentation of women entering, enrolling in, and graduating from tertiary educational (bachelor, master, and doctoral) programs in engineering, manufacturing, and construction (EMC) programs and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Spain.

Spain Primary and Secondary Academic Preparation

TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) scores are valuable tools for evaluating students' academic preparation. TIMSS is a global evaluation given every four years to students in the fourth and eighth grades to measure their understanding of mathematics and science concepts.

Global STEM Workforce

Over 120 national science academies and disciplinary associations from across the world participated in the surveys and reported on women’s science participation. The report found that women’s representation remained low from 2015 to 2020 across various countries in the world.

India Tertiary Education

The number of women participating in STEM tertiary (bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral) programs in India has changed over the years. According to the All India Survey on Higher Education, the number of women enrolled in the sciences has increased from 2.6 million in 2016-2017 to 2.9 million in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Global Tertiary Education

Tertiary education encompasses the academic programs pursued after high school or secondary education. It includes a variety of programs and courses above the secondary, ranging from undergraduate to graduate study.  It includes not just academic learning but also advanced vocational and professional education to cultivate specialized knowledge and skills.

Germany Tertiary Education

According to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, 2023), women make up a smaller proportion of students entering, enrolled in, and graduating from engineering, manufacturing, and construction (EMC) programs and information and communication technologies (ICTs)

Germany Primary and Secondary Academic Preparation

Understanding students' academic preparation in math and science is critical to ensuring success in STEM subjects. This website examines the scores of two international examinations, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA),

Retention in the Engineering Workforce

Retaining diverse and talented women in the engineering workforce is an urgent matter. According to the National Survey of College Graduates in 2021, 53.4% of women with engineering degrees who graduated within the last 1 to 5 years worked in engineering roles, compared to 49.3% of their male counterparts.

SWE: Invent It. Build It.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts Invent It. Build It. (IIBI) each year during their annual conference. IIBI exposes middle and high school girls to engineering hands-on activities and offers programming for educators and parents.

National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) was established in 1964 to promote the engineering profession and marshal the expertise and insight of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government. It is a prestigious honor to be elected to this Academy.

Minority-Serving Institutions

Minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, are an important part of higher education in the United States, graduating thousands of students who have historically been marginalized in our society. MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). MSIs are predominately located in the western, southern, and eastern areas…

Earnings Gap

In all engineering and computer occupations, women's median earnings are less than those of men. The size of the gap varies by discipline, with female mechanical engineers having the smallest earnings cap (95% of male median earnings) while women in other fields receive only...