The STEM Gender Gap

22:17 minutes

The number of girls and women studying the sciences has steadily increased each year, but there is still a gender gap in higher education and the work force. Researchers Andresse St. Rose and Catherine Riegle-Crumb and Linda Kekelis, executive director of Techbridge, discuss the social and environmental factors that contribute to this disparity.

Segment Guests

Linda Kekelis

Linda Kekelis is executive director at Techbridge in Oakland, California.

Catherine Riegle-Crumb

Catherine Riegle-Crumb is an associate professor in STEM Education at the University of Texas, Austin in Austin, Texas.

Andresse St. Rose

Andresse St. Rose is a senior researcher at the American Association of University Women in Washington, D.C.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.