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Gillian C. Oct 29, 2016 711 views

Being a woman in STEM, what is expected of your work life to be like as a civil engineer?

I have constantly been told that there are more men in the STEM field than women, and as a woman, it would be more difficult to communicate with my coworkers compared to being able to communicate with them if I was a man. I was told that I would be surrounded by other men who would not take me...

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Madeline M. Oct 26, 2016 507 views

For all STEM majors, what courses that were NOT requirements for graduation ddi you most benefit from?

I am a prospective STEM student. I wanted to get insight on not only core classes, but other classes some of you may have taken that had an impact on your personal life (not necessarily your major). I know college is expensive and taking extra courses may seem trivial to a focused student, yet...

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Alexandra C. Oct 12, 2016 1279 views

For female professionals: Have you even encountered any obstacles obtaining leadership positions because of your gender, and if so, how did you handle those challenges?

I've always had slight concerns about being a woman pursuing a historically male-dominated field (in my case, psychology research/professorship), and I was curious what have been the experiences of women in leadership positions. Was it difficult getting where you are because of your gender? Are...

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Helen H. Sep 01, 2017 1905 views

What are some careers that combine STEM fields, the arts, and the humanities?

I am incredibly interested in these fields, and am also quite indecisive/unsure about what major(s) to pursue. I'd like to be alerted to any existing career paths that combine these elements. stem women-in-stem art...


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Gwendolyn F. Sep 02, 2017 527 views

What other branches of studies should Information Security students look into?

I've interned with Citibank for the past few years and I had an opportunity to work with the cyber security team. With the majors I have been advised to pursue they all lead to computer science. As a college freshmen I don't have to make the final decision but I was wondering if anyone in the...

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Oluomachi U. Jun 29 194 views

What do you like/dislike about being a biomedical engineer?

I plan on majoring in BME and hope to have that as a career. So I'm curious as to what it is like working as a certified engineer. To add on, I have some experience coming up with solutions and models, but I never got to build anything due to covid. biomedical-engineering biomedical...

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Augusta I. Apr 26, 2016 810 views

As a woman, why did you decide not to pursue engineering?

This question is for women who declared a field of engineering as their major and later switched to a non-engineering major. college engineering women-in-stem...


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Kaycee P. Oct 23, 2016 577 views

As there are still not many women in the engineering field, what would I be able to do in college and my future career to earn more respect from men in that field?

I have heard from some female engineers that I have talked to about how they weren't given as much respect as they should from men in college and their workplace. This worries me because I want to major in Biomedical Engineering and I want to be fully respected in the workplace and in college...

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Sophia W. Mar 15, 2018 404 views

What coding language was the most difficult to learn and why?

Currently, I am enrolled in AP Computer Science and we only learn about java. I am looking to major in the computer science field and am very curious about the hundreds of different coding languages that are out there. technology computer-science...


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Italy S. Jun 02 61 views

How many athletic trainers in the NFL are women?

I want to know if women are given a chance to work in a largely male profession. women-in-stem women women-in-sports...

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Samantha M. Oct 30, 2016 1175 views

Would it be hard to be a mom and also be in a STEM career?

I am interested in choosing a career in STEM but I also want to be a mom. I want to know how possible it is to be both. computer-science engineering science technology information-technology stem...


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Fathima M. Jan 17, 2018 375 views

What should I expect when it comes to sexism and racism in the STEM field, because I know it's quite pervasive in the US?

I'm South Asian, muslim, and a woman, and so far I've not experienced a lot of sexist or racist treatment, but I expect I'll run into it eventually. Is there any ideology I should keep in mind, or any resources I should look into? racism sexism biology biotechnology...


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Krissy L. Oct 28, 2016 651 views

What is a day in the life of a chemist like?

All through high school I have been interested in the topic of chemistry. I was just wondering what a chemist does and how it helps the environment or community or what you do on a daily basis. chemistry science day-in-the-life stem...


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Yingyi Z. Apr 01, 2018 906 views

How to become a data scientist?

Hello, I am going to a liberal art college in a fringe town next school year. The school does not have a data science major but I am highly interested in data science. (I will be going to double majors in Computer science and Statistics.) What are some steps should I do to become a data...

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Samantha M. Oct 30, 2016 615 views

Do you feel any bias towards your work being a woman in STEM?

I want my work to be as credible as a male's. Is there any unfair actions or bias against being a woman in STEM? women-in-stem...


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Adilene Jezabel M. Oct 24, 2016 569 views

Women in stem, how do you know when your cheated?

Trying to become a woman in stem, what are some tips that will not get me cheated from the benefits of my work ethic compared to male counterparts. There's always been a difference in pag wages between men and women, but how I can I better prepare myself for this reality? I mean I could just be...

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Maria T. Mar 12, 2017 767 views

As a woman in a STEM field or a woman going into a STEM field, have you ever felt that you were in any discriminated against due to your gender?

As an 18 year old female chem major (soon to be chemical engineering), I'm curious about others experiences in typically male dominated classes/majors/jobs. engineering science chemistry stem chemical-engineering women-in-stem women-in-tech...


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Faith T. Oct 26, 2016 520 views

Does doing well in classes not specific to majors important?

I am a math/science based person, and i cannot do as well in history and literature/language. Will this affect me in the long run? stem women-in-stem...


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Ananta S. Oct 27, 2016 598 views

Are there any fields in STEM that are rare to choose?

Career searching is an important tool for people to reach their dream professions. engineering career medicine career-choice architecture women-in-stem...


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Alyssa B. Jan 16, 2018 583 views

Specifically for women in STEM, what made you want to pursue stem in college?

I want to pursue STEM in college and I’m curious on how other women got interested in it....


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Jennifer R. Sep 01, 2017 422 views

Where can I find good scholarships for STEM based majors?

This year I am a senior and as time quickly passes more pressure is put on me to apply for scholarships. Finding good scholarships would allow me to become less nervous about college. Also, STEM majors can be very costly. I would appreciate the help a lot!! biology...


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Brandy J. Jan 18, 2018 635 views

I would like to know how many African American females hold degrees in Mathematics.

It is often said that minorities are not "good" at mathematics. I am just curious to know how many others have taken the journey I am embarking on successfully. statistics women-in-tech women-in-stem stem...


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Ameera V. May 27, 2016 752 views

What holds women back the most in a workplace? Preferably women majoring in STEM.

Recently received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I will be attending graduate school in the fall to receive my Master's of Science degree. In the near future I plan on teaching at a university level. women-in-stem women...