WOMEN in STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
“If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.”
— First Lady Michelle Obama, September 26, 2011
Professor MARYAM MIRZAKHANI IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO WIN THE FIELDS MEDAL
The Fields Medal is officially known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics. The prize is awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians who are 40 years old or younger. The Fields Medal is only awarded every four years. Dr. Mirzakhani won the award Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.
GPC Success stories
PROMINENT Women in STEM
Their discoveries have saved millions of lives, pioneered modern technology, and pushed the boundaries of the universe in pursuit of knowledge. But before they were Nobel Prize winners and game-changers, these accomplished women were young girls just like you—curious, questioning and exploring the world.
100 Women Leaders in STEM showcases the careers and initiatives of more than one hundred women leaders who are active role models for the underrepresented segment of women in America’s growing shortage of STEM professionals.
Professional societies for women STEM Majors
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is today's premiere leadership organization advocating the interests of women in science and technology.
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.
The mission of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
Videos of Women in STEM
Girls in STEM: A New Generation of Women in Science
Aspire To Inspire: Women in Engineering