Engaging Girls in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Persuasive Essay by scribbler

Engaging Girls in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
An argument on the need to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
# 152814 | 988 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in Education (Curriculum) , Mathematics (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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This paper presents the argument that it is incalculable how many innovations, new technology developments and advances in science and engineering the world will never see because girls in middle school through high school are not nurtured towards careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The paper contends that from middle school through their collegiate careers, girls who have innate and exceptional talent in the STEM fields need greater support. The author of this paper believes that finding STEM champions in high schools is critical to alleviate this problem, in addition to holding up role models of women revolutionizing the fields of STEM through their exceptional accomplishments.

Defining Winning Strategies for Girls and Young Women in STEM Programs

From the Paper:

"Ask any high technology company CEO, the President Obama's Cabinet of advisors and even the head of the Federal Reserve what is most needed to make the U.S. and global economies recover and grow, and the word "innovation" will be mentioned within the first five minutes of the conversation. The world's economies run on technological innovation and grow from it. Innovation and new technological development dramatically increase the quality of life for people across all economic strata. It could be argued that even the poorest in India have been lifted by innovation as even they now can afford cell phones and micropayment plans. So how does this all relate to STEM programs in middle schools, high schools, and colleges? The world is overlooking a vast reservoir and powerful catalyst of innovation by not supporting girls' and young women's interest in the fields comprising STEM. All teachers in these subjects have a moral obligation to equip their female students specifically with the opportunity to make the most of their talents in these fields. It is time to break through the stereotypes that gradually, inexorably move young women into socially defined roles and away from their innate gifts and talents in the fields of STEM."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Susan Bourette. (2005, October). BRING ON THE GEEKETTES. Maclean's, 118(43), 43-44.
  • McCrea, Bridget. (2010). Engaging girls in STEM. The Journal, Retrieved from http://thejournal.com/Articles/2010/09/08/Engaging-Girls-in-STEM.aspx?Page=2
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