Dept. of Energy Launches “Women in STEM” Video Series
The US Department of Energy has launched a new initiative aimed to highlight women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
The DOE recognizes the fact that women are underrepresented in these fields. Among college students, men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering major. According to the Department of Commerce, the disparity is even more glaring in the workforce—less than a quarter of STEM professionals are women.
Of course, the DOE relies heavily on STEM professionals, and they recognize the value of “a diverse talent pool of STEM innovators ready to address the challenges and opportunities of our growing clean energy economy." That’s why they've committed themselves to boosting the participation of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
The “Women in STEM” video series is a big part of that effort. Hopefully, the video series will give women the credit they deserve for their contributions to STEM fields and inspire a new generation of STEM leaders.
Be sure to check out Earth Day Network’s Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) campaign.