Presentation Title

x + x: Women in Mathematics

Presenter Information

Katherine Marinoff

Mentor

Ockle Johnson

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

Abstract

Today’s education system puts a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, often referred to as STEM subjects. However, despite the emphasis put on these fields for all students in higher education and careers, these STEM disciplines are often dominated by men. Referencing case studies and surveys, this presentation explores potential reasons for why women are not as well represented in careers in mathematics, such as negative stereotyping, lack of positive support, and societal pressures. This presentation also suggests how to encourage girls to pursue this area of study and profiles prominent female mathematicians as examples of potential role models for girls.

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x + x: Women in Mathematics

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

Today’s education system puts a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, often referred to as STEM subjects. However, despite the emphasis put on these fields for all students in higher education and careers, these STEM disciplines are often dominated by men. Referencing case studies and surveys, this presentation explores potential reasons for why women are not as well represented in careers in mathematics, such as negative stereotyping, lack of positive support, and societal pressures. This presentation also suggests how to encourage girls to pursue this area of study and profiles prominent female mathematicians as examples of potential role models for girls.