Women in STEM

  • February 17th, 2017
Dr. Viola Acoff

“Although women make up half the potential pool of professionals, women are still a distinct minority in the STEM fields. A number of research reports, such as those published by the American Association of University Women, have attributed this to various environmental and social barriers such as stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities.”

~ Dr. Viola Acoff, associate dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering
Co-coordinator of the 2017 WiSE Symposium
“Empowering You: The Future of WISE” is March 3-4.
Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 20; http://wise.ua.edu/2017-symposium.html



Kim Eaton, UA media relations, 205/348-8325 or kkeaton@ur.ua.edu

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