Retaining Women in STEM

December 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Retaining Women in STEM

[From today’s Council on Women and Girls’ Weekly Women’s Update Newsletter.  To sign up for the newsletter, register here.]

Today, December 9th at 3:30pm, the White House will honor individuals who help to recruit and retain “Women in STEM,” or Science-Technology-Engineering-and Math, as this week’s “Champions of Change.”

President Obama has made it a priority to recruit and retain women in STEM in his Administration as well. Leading up to this Friday’s event, we will be featuring a number of key women in STEM in the Obama Administration, beginning with our fantastic EPA Administrator (and Engineer!), Lisa Jackson.

Additionally, take a look at this super blog, “A Student’s Clear Lesson on Clean Air,” by Naomi Shah, the sixteen-year-old winner of the Google science fair. Her blog introduces readers to for her project focusing on the effects of air quality on asthma, and the importance of clean air in ensuring human health.

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