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Stephen Richard Neal
AP English Language and Composition
Mr. Paul W. Hankins
The lack of women in STEM fields is drawing attention
suggesting that education in today’s society is not geared for
training women to handle such positions, but why?
These are beliefs among the general population
No assumption is made as such
Information is research based and non-biased
What is STEM?
Too few females involved in STEM-occupations
Every aspect of STEM is male dominated
What is the Issue?
Lack of encouragement
What are the Causes?
Educators or Educational Advisors
Provide no/little encouragement
Unaware and non-informing
Too few role models in these fields
Lack of Encouragement
“Geeks” or “Nerds”
Boring or little future
Most know little to nothing about STEM
Not provided or encouraged
Strictly males shown
Commercials, ads, etc.
Male vs. Female Pay Comparison
Females in STEM occupations earn 33% more
$330 extra per $1000 earned
Men on average earn the direct pay increase between
The increase is more for men than women
Male vs Female Pay
A young, independent girl
Strong-minded and studious
All Hands on Deck
Provided to young women and parental figures
Educators and Educational Advisors
More role models
Through movies, TV, media etc.
Clarification of what STEM really entails
Less of this
More of this
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