The White House states that women and minorities comprise 70 percent of college students but less than 45 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees, representing a largely untapped talent pool.
Stephanie Espy is the founder of Math Strategies and Problem-solving (MathSP), and the author of a new book, STEM Gems: How 44 Women Shine in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, And How You Can Too! She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering. Stephanie has worked as a chemical engineer both in the U.S. and in England.
“STEM isn’t a special brain. STEM doesn’t come from a life of privilege. STEM is simply an exposure to what is possible and an internal belief that anyone can be a STEM Gem.” Stephanie Espy (stemgembooks.com)