Women are obtaining more then half of the bachelor degrees earned in America but that has not limited the earning and abilities of the working class man. Phyllis Rosser’s, Too Many Women in College? (2005) is used to expose the still continuing gender issues in higher education. It exposes the issue that yes, there are more women then men in undergrad and master’s programs but men are still outnumbering women in doctoral programs as well as higher paying fields of study (engineering, computer science, business). Still regardless of education women will still face the income gap. Comparing Lee’s and Shaw’s conclusion to the study by Investing in Futures Public Higher Education in America, Women in Higher Education both sources have come to the conclusion that women make up over half of students enrolled in undergrad and their is an uneven representation of women in math and science based degree programs. Janet Lee’s and Susan M. Shaw’s, Women’s Voices Feminist Visions Classic and Contemporary Readings is an accredited and well developed source that highlights the development of women’s
Being raised in a very STEM-centric family, I began to realize the importance of STEM at an early age from spending time with my parents during school breaks. My mother is a professor of electrical engineering at Georgia Tech and my father is a civil engineer who works for Georgia Power. I played around with Scratch and small robots when I was very young, spending a lot of time at Georgia Tech. What we, humans, can create fascinates me. I
During the 1800’s it was almost impossible for a female to attain an education because many believed that education was just for males. As society continued to develop, females began to attend school, allowing them to receive a proper education. However, gender has always had an influence in both males and females educational path. As previously stated, males have always dominated stem fields, while females have excelled in humanities. The culture one is educated in could be the major reason why there are different standards for males and females when it comes to education. However, as a society, we cannot simply say that one’s gender does not impact one’s educational path because statistics have proven
As discussed in a recent essay by Saul Kaplan “The Plight of Young Males”, there is a serious academic gender achievement gap in the United States and as I will discuss, around the world. Young women are doing significantly better than young men, and the results are shocking. In the latest census, males make up 51 percent of the total U.S. population between the ages of 18-24. Yet only 40 percent of today’s college students are men. Since 1982, more American women than men have received bachelor’s degrees. In the last ten years, two million more women graduated from college than men. As Kaplan reveals, the average eleventh-grade boy writes at the level of the average eighth-grade girl. He also states that women dominate high school honor rolls and now make up more than 70 percent of class valedictorians. Kaplan says, “I am happy to see women succeeding. But can we really afford for our country’s young men to fall so far behind,” (733)?
Equal Access to Higher Education: Believe it or not, until the 1970’s, some colleges and universities refused to accept women into their institutions. Why? The answer’s simple: education officials at the time
The gender reversal gap in college has been steadily increasing since the 1970s now. There are many reasons for this shift occurred and one of them is socioeconomics. Looking into each gender’s parents education, family income, their status, non-marital births and learning styles can give a better understanding of why the gap is occurring.
In the last few years I have been visiting the Houston Space Center Mission Control, and last year I went to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, and I have the opportunity to observe schools and college science tours projects, and I observed very few participation of students of color. My motivation will be to take this presentation to my classmates and my students at the high school level to encourage them to take any opportunity available to study STEM majors. I also will like to show my presentation to any school administrator that will like to open a new STEM project at the schools.
The STEM academy is an educational program at Plymouth Canton Educational Park that includes one class each year of high school, and all other required classes are geared toward STEM. This created a small community within an extremely large school that I enjoy, because I have made very close friends who share my love for the sciences and encourage me to grow and advance in my passions.
Women have pushed forward in the struggle for equality. Today women are staples in the professional world. More women are attending college than men as proved in recent studies. Women have outnumbered men on college campuses since 1979, and on graduate school campuses since 1984. More American women than men have received bachelor's degrees every year since 1982. Even here on Haverford's campus, the Admissions Office received more applications from women for early decision candidacy than men for the eighth straight year. The wage gap is slowly decreasing and the fight for proper day care services along with insurance coverage for birth control pills are passionate issues for women across America.
I was born with a keen curiosity and I find it very difficult to stop wondering how things work, especially if it includes STEM. Born and raised in a poor family where opportunities were both rare and expensive, I struggled as much as I could to never stop being fascinated by nature, and in part, I have indeed been successful. In fact, I believe that this struggle helped me outrank everyone during my high school and help me achieve significant accomplishments, such as being finalist in my country’s largest software development competition. I came to the United States with hopes and dreams of further exploring my interests. Here at Southeastern, I have been enrolled in a dual major program in computer science and physics. Since it is extremely hard for my parents who are going to retire within this year to fund for my education, I have to rely on scholarship awards for the continuation of my education at Southeastern. Thus, I am hereby applying for the J.E. and Mattye Lou Martin Scholarship and if possible, Norman Higginbotham Scholarship. Let me demonstrate my passion regarding STEM with a few examples.
I believe this program is addressing the need for minorities in science because there is an imbalance of minorities represented in the science field. This
They were then told they were about to receive information about each of the applicants, and asked to rate how likely they would be to hire them and at what position/salary. They were then given the three vinaigrettes. The first consisted of the qualifications of a male, the second a female, and the third gender ambiguous. All participants then provided how likely they were to hire that person and their job/salary. All groups were then provided with a manipulation check to make sure they were attentive. The experimental group was then presented with the educational intervention. This included four figures with information about the gender wage gap (Figure 1), higher hirability rate and better mentoring potential for men than women (Figure 2), men’s dominance in STEM jobs (Figure 3), and the disadvantages this implicit gender bias gives to women (Figure 4). They then completed the Implicit Associations Test (IAT) to provide data on bias, and the control completed this right after they were presented with the manipulation check.