T.W.I.ST.E.R. - Tennessee Women in STEM Education and Research
How do we encourage young women to consider STEM fields, either in research or education?
We had a Million Women Mentor Luncheon and Information Meeting on November 21, 2014 at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City, TN. Many faculty, staff, graduate students, and community partners attended and shared their ideas for launching a mentoring program housed at E.T.S.U.
To address the inequality of opportunity for young women in STEM fields, we need successful female role models so that young women see people like them as STEM professionals in a predominately male field. Recent surveys report that 18 million US children currently "want and need a mentor, but only 3 million have one." This must change.
ETSU Million Women Mentor program is diligently working to bring about this change in our area.