STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math)
Why Pursue STEM?
i) Women represent the single largest economic force in the world They are half of the world’s population; earn more college degrees than men; yet they do not professionally engage in high-end math-intensive fields such as computer science and engineering. But then why is the participation of women in STEM so important and why should you definitely consider it?
ii) Women With heart diseases were misdiagnosed:-Until a few years ago, women with heart diseases were misdiagnosed with the symptoms they showed and were sent home with wrong medication, only to have a fatal ending. They would also suffer from serious side effects from other medications as well.
For generations, the model used in biomedical research to design drugs and products has been an average size male. Even the rats used in these experiments were male! It just failed to register that adding sex as a variable for tests could be a possibility, since women are physiologically quite different and different drugsand dosages need to be administered to them. Owing to the fact that women themselves did not get involved in scientific andmedical research, authorities would have no reason to change the policies on medication.
Women participation in any scientific and technological process would increase the usage of the products and effectiveness of solutions being created and success of their application. All the health issues that affect women are better understood by none other than women themselves…
iii) Plenty Of Employment Opportunities In STEM For Women The world is filled with corporations that are looking to hire more women. Working in highly competitive science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields do indeed require more commitment of time, opens more frontiers of discrimination both sexual and otherwise – and long working hours would end impacting family time and ‘stalling the decision to have children but it is worth the efforts.
iv) Declining Rate Of Tech-Savvy Women Despite:-being half of the Internet users in the world, women fall behind on the computer science vocation involvement as well. The number of women engaging in computer science degrees is further decreasing. This isan alarming trend. We forget that a lot of what is being created by men coders and engineers find a customer that is a woman. They are coding for smart homes, smart media, and internet of things devices, and smart cars but they are not involving the perspective of their most important user in the process.
v) Take a Stand for STEM Let’s get more women in STEM, let’s take the lead and be part and parcel of the evolving technology space. At the end of the consumer chain there is us, let’s innovate for us. JOIN STEM... NOW!