women in STEM

Motivating College Students: Women in STEM

According to a 2012 White House report, the United States is on track to face a huge deficit of qualified STEM workers by the 2020s. One of the ways to mitigate that deficit is encouraging a traditionally underrepresented group—women—to pursue careers in STEM fields. Given the studies on gender biases that face women pursuing those careers, however, it may be difficult motivating students toward goals where they will face additional challenges. Mentoring college students is particularly important when recruiting women into STEM fields and majors, and providing adequate opportunities to explore (and make mistakes) is key to encouraging Read More…


Tips for College Students: Your Future Career in STEM

Have you considered a future career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? As employment trends change in the U.S., there are more and more opportunities in these four areas for all college students, but especially for female students. Another take on this path is “STEAM.” STEAM encompasses the STEM subjects, but also incorporates the arts. Take a look at these helpful tips to consider if you’re interested in a STEM career.

The job outlook for STEM

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, college students need to put some serious thought into pursuing a STEM degree. Job opportunities in fields related Read More…


Women in STEM: Inside Cengage Learning’s “She Geeks Out” Event

As part of Cengage Learning’s continued efforts to support women in STEM, we teamed up with She Geeks Out to host a fun night of learning and networking in our Boston headquarters.  She Geeks Out supports a dynamic community of women in STEM by providing a welcoming network, mentorship opportunities, educational resources and encouragement to proudly fly their geek flags. The program featured three speakers on topics ranging from the importance of math for a computer science major and different ways to define “scrappy,” to the components of a successful engagement strategy. Luba Sakharuk, SDLC Process Manager and Agile Read More…