STEM

The McLean Area Branch has a special interest in encouraging young women and girls to pursue educational opportunities related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We provide public recognition for students’ accomplishments related to STEM and enhance awareness of the inventions and achievements of women who often have not received recognition for their STEM contributions.

Our primary STEM activities are:

Did You Know?

Although women make up nearly half of all employees in the U.S. economy, they hold only 29% of STEM jobs. If women and underrepresented groups joined the STEM workforce in proportion to their representation in the overall labor force, the STEM worker shortage would disappear.

Women are particularly underrepresented in the computing and engineering fields, where they represent 26% and 12% of workers, respectively. Women of color face an even greater lack of representation, black and Hispanic women accounting for only 2% of engineers.

See our STEM Resources page for ideas on STEM projects, events, camps, and more!

For more information about our STEM activities, contact Judy Page, STEM Chair, at mcleanaauw@gmail.com.