Closing the Gap: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Laura Palumbo (Rutgers University Libraries)

Women have been historically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Although women today are in leadership positions in STEM professions around the world, a gender gap still persists. This seminar will discuss the various reasons for the existence of this ongoing gender gap, and look at the sometimes little known contributions to STEM made by women in the past and present. We will hear from female professionals working in these fields, and take trips to University labs to meet with female scientists. This seminar will be of interest to students in STEM fields, history, journalism, communication, women's studies and business.

Course Number
01:090:101 section 54
Fall 2020
Transfer Course