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Gillian C.’s Avatar
Gillian C. Mar 28, 2018 535 views

What does a computer engineer do?

What does a computer engineer do? What are the career options for a computer engineer? What does a day in the life of a computer engineer entail? engineering women-in-tech women-in-stem computer-engineering stem girls-in-stem girls-who-code computer-software computer-hardware...

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Molly A. Mar 27, 2018 606 views

How can a women thrive in a male dominated field?

I am going into engineering. I understand that my college classes and workplace will be dominated by men. I would like to know how I can assert myself and no be intimidated. engineering...


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Sydney R. Mar 20, 2018 389 views

Do women in the predominantly male Engineering field face challenges of being heard and/or taken seriously in the professional workplace?

I am a female engineering student and I often find myself being isolated in the classroom setting by the overwhelming majority of male students. I feel as if some of my ideas and contributions are not heard or simply looked over due to being female in a "male oriented" career. I am curious to...

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Madeleine W. Mar 18, 2018 484 views

What is the gender gap like in upper level sciences, first hand?

I am a female, high school senior considering a career path in upper level mathematics, academia and research. I am very concerned with underrepresentation of women and I would like to know of any first hand experiences. Researching online I find a lot of statistics, but I would like more. Has...

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Annette V. Mar 15, 2018 625 views

What can I do as a high school student to encourage more girls to pursue STEM fields in the future?

I am currently a senior in high school and I am interested in studying STEM in college. I realize that women in the STEM field are far and few between, so what can I do as an individual to help more girls explore STEM fields in school? women-in-stem math science engineering...


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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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Lily H. Jan 25, 2018 390 views

Is it possible to learn scientific terms in another language while studying science in English?

I am already bilingual (speak English and Spanish), but my Spanish-speaking abilities still lie a lot more on the informal/conversational side rather than formal/technical. I know that just knowing another language will benefit me no matter what, but I feel that it won't help me as much in my...

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Terri F. Jan 23, 2018 298 views

What is the hardest part about being an African-Ameican woman and becoming a mathematician?

I am asking this because I know it is very hard for an African-American woman to major in mathematics and work in this field. In addition, I am curious about how these mathematicians overcome the obstacles that they face....


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Ashley B. Jan 21, 2018 441 views

What is it like being a woman in STEM?

I’m considering going into a STEM career & majoring in STEM in college but I’ve heard it’s hard being a woman and finding a career in it because of the male dominant community. women-in-stem stem-education...


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Lily H. Jan 20, 2018 444 views

Where are the best places for conducting scientific research?

I hope to enter the field (likely along the lines of genetic or cellular/molecular biology research) after college; however, I know that tons of others are hoping to do the same. I have also heard that scientific research is being less and less funded in the United States. With that reality...

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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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Rayonna S. Jan 18, 2018 388 views

Veterinarian, IT, or both?

I want to be a Veterinarian, but I'm also very interested in IT. Is there anyway I can combine the two? I've heard about Health Information Technology and Veterinary Technicians, but I don' t really know anything about them. Should I just focus on becoming a Vet and pursue IT later in life,...

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Rayonna S. Jan 18, 2018 391 views

Any advice on how to successfully complete college being a single mom?

I recently just found out that I'm expecting, and I'm only 18 years old. Right now I'm in my second semester of college, but my baby is due in September which will be the first semester of my sophomore year. I want to be a Veterinarian which means I have a long way to go until I'm completely...

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Mackenzie G. Jan 18, 2018 431 views

Do I have to take physics in high school to be a successful engineer?

Unfortunately, I decided on my major late in my high school career. Because of this, I did not take physics in high school, but want to be an engineer in the future. Should I be dissuaded from the field if I did not take physics in high school? And is high school physics a necessity to...

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Mackenzie G. Jan 18, 2018 389 views

How can I make a difference?

Going into any field, it is always helpful to know why you are doing something. However, some majors are more complicated to figure out their purpose when compared to others. As a future engineer, I would like insight on how engineers are making a difference, especially in its biomedical...

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Mackenzie G. Jan 18, 2018 328 views

How do I most effectively help people in my career?

As a biomedical engineer, I want to adequately develop prosthetic organs to make patients live the best quality of life possible. However, this is a very subjective issue. Therefore, I would like insight on how to reassure myself I am helping people for the better, and that engineers are able...

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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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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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Aishwarya J. Jan 16, 2018 485 views

How do you balance humanities with a STEM major?

I love to write and draw -- they're two of my passions -- but I also love science and math, which is why I plan on going into a STEM field. How do you keep the two balanced when so many claim you can't reconcile them? women-in-stem arts...


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Emelia C. Jan 16, 2018 460 views

How lopsided is the men:women ratio in STEM fields?

As a female looking to go into a STEM field, I'd like to get a little insight into how much of a minority women will be. women-in-stem...


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Emelia C. Jan 16, 2018 342 views

What's the best path to take while pursuing engineering at a liberal arts school?

With dual-degree programs and different partnerships at colleges, I'd like to know more experiences in getting an engineering degree at a liberal arts college. engineering liberal-arts...


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Heidi K. Jan 15, 2018 420 views

Is it hard being a woman in the STEM field?

I’ve heard that men take up most of the STEM careers and women in the field are underpaid....


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Abby L. Dec 18, 2017 443 views

I've seen the We Need More ad on Youtube. How can I contribute to this cause?

I saw Verizon's Youtube ad for their weneedmore campaign about providing more kids the resources needed to pursue science. As a student, how can I contribute? Link for reference: stem women-in-stem youth-leadership youth-advocacy...


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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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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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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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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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Natalia S. Sep 01, 2017 512 views

What can females do to more likely be accepted into STEM majors?

There is a large difference in the male to female ratio in STEM majors, and from a previous college visit a Dean of Admissions actually said that he thinks female applicants are more superficial than males. What tips do you have for females looking into going into STEM schools that can help us...

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Briana P. Aug 08, 2017 1764 views

Is it time for me to get a part time job?

My name is Briana and I'll be starting my second year at my community college this upcoming fall semester. I'll be taking thirteen units and my parents have been recently pushing me to apply for a job with nods to "we're hiring" signs. I understand with my age I should be working, but I'm not...

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Maria T. Mar 12, 2017 861 views