Women gain in some STEM fields, but not computer science

Women gain in some STEM fields, but not computer science

Friday, June 19, 2015

Women are making their mark in most STEM fields, but are still falling behind in computer science, according to a New York Times article.  Women’s participation in psychology, bioscience, engineering, and social sciences has been rising steadily since 1991.  This is in contrast to the computer science field, which is still largely dominated by men.  Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s STEMSmart initiative has been a great step in the right direction and plans to continue preparing young women for leading roles in the fields.