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The Lack of Diversity in STEM Stops With Us

The skillset of tomorrow’s leaders, our nation’s students, are currently taking shape, but there’s a major problem that’s setting them back: the lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering and math, better known as STEM. According to a UNESCO 2019 Women in Science report, women serve as only 29 percent of workers in research and development roles. Furthermore, a 2019 Catalyst report found that women earn a mere 18.7 percent of information technology and computer science bachelor’s degrees.