Gender Gap Within The Fields Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics

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In LIBS 6137 I analyzed topics that affected today’s teens. I found that a gender gap exists in the fields of science and technology. Females are underrepresented in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical (STEM) related careers. According to research, girls should be encouraged to pursue their interests, find mentors, and collaborate with others in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In light of these findings, I presented a booktalk to a group of girls ages 15- 19 on six books in which the main characters are strong women who have a special interest or talent in STEM related subjects. A handout was also created for each student and the host. The handout contained a description of the six books presented in the booktalk, similar books that may be of interest to students on the same topic, as well as websites, magazines, software, and videos. A total of eighteen resources were included that fit into the STEM topic presented to students. Digital evaluation forms were created for the students and the host of the booktalk to complete. My personal experience and data gathered from the evaluation forms were used to create a self-evaluation narrative.
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