Ed. note: This is cross-posted from Energy.gov
Jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are high-paying, innovation-driven, and mission-essential. Yet while women have half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, 76 percent of STEM jobs are held by men. This gap has been seen throughout the past decade. We need to take a close look at the gender disparity in these fields that are so critical to completing the mission of the Department of Energy, and encourage and support women to take part in STEM positions.
Join us for a conversation about women in STEM on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM.
You'll be able to ask experts how we can advance women's education and empowerment to bring women into STEM careers.
The Energy Department (@ENERGY) will host this conversation with resident experts Patricia Hoffman, our Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Dr. Karina Edmonds, the Technology Transfer Coordinator. The Department of Education ( @edpartners ) will join the conversation with Reverend Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Partnerships.
Gloria B. Smith is the Deputy Director of Diversity Inclusion at the Department of Energy.