Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code

How to Get Women and Minorities Into STEM Disciplines and Why We Must

eBook - 2017
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This book will examine the problem of underrepresented populations (URPs) in the so-called "STEM" fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Who are these underrepresented populations? What creates them? And finally, why should there be concern about URPs in STEM? It will be shown that there is a crisis of a dearth of women, especially minority women, in STEM. This problem is especially acute in Computer Science. It will be shown what has combined to create the perfect storm of impending economic stagnation, impoverished populations, diminished innovation, and lack of interest in choosing these fields. Some solutions to the factors contributing to this problem will be proposed in order to correct this social injustice, and stave off losing America's status as one of the leaders in technological innovation and economic opportunity.
Publisher: New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) :, Momentum Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781945612213
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 91 pages)
Additional Contributors: NC Live eBook Central

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