Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is(STEM). "Women in STEM" will feature a report on STEM women faculty in Puerto Rico from the U.S. National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM project as an exemplar of a professional network.
We are interested in hearing about other initiatives for women that exist throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and will examine opportunities to build more connections within the LACCEI community. Suggestions will inform the community about programs that support current and future women STEM professionals. STEM is designed to engage women at all levels (students, postdocs, professors, and professionals), and from all backgrounds and countries, in a conversation on career choices, life/work balance, and the impact of family and traditions on advancement decisions. Women in Engineering Initiative started in 2010 by LACCEI and the Organization of American States (OAS) Engineering for the Americas (EftA), and supports the OAS Ministers of Science and Technology’s Vision 20/25 in Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Americas: Hemispheric Cooperation for Competitiveness and Prosperity in a Knowledge Economy and Plan of Action of Panama (Group 2). This Plan of Action proposes to increase the number of female and male graduates in science, technology, engineering and technical education. The Vision 20/25 and Action Plan target the goal for 2025 to increase by at least 50% the number of female and male graduates in STEM.
Summary Paper: Mujeres participando en STEM / Engaging Women in STEM
Presenters: Dra. Renetta Tull and Dra. Maria Larrondo-Petrie; World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), Cartagena, Colombia, September 2013