Friday, March 2, 2012

"Women in STEM" Forum Set for March 6 in Fannin Library

As part of celebrating International Women's Day, a forum titled "Women in STEM" will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Campus Vista Conference Room in PC's Fannin Library. The event, which runs from 9 - 10 a.m., will feature inspiring female professionals discussing their chosen careers and how they reached their career goals in STEM fields.

Women represent 49 percent of the U.S. college-educated population yet they are still underrepresented in STEM fields and among STEM degree holders. The STEM workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Women who work in STEM fields make on average about 33 percent more in pay than women working in non-STEM fields.

Faculty members are urged to encourage students to attend this event. In addition to hearing great advice and inspiring stories, students will have an opportunity to network and win prizes.

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
9 - 10 a.m.
Where: PC Fannin Library, Campus Vista Conference Room, 2nd floor

For more information, contact Laura Torres, PC STEM - Title V, 5-7938.

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