The Pipeline for STEM Education

This year's three-part series focuses on the connections between education and the broader economy, with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The goal of the series is to stimulate a conversation among academics, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners about the extent to which human capital can really drive economic growth in the developed world, the state of STEM education today, challenges for STEM education in the future, and the promise of reform efforts. We will consider the role of K-12 and post secondary educational institutions, as well as not-for-profit science, cultural, and government institutions.

In this third and final talk of the series, our presenters take a look at pathways to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, especially for women.

What factors might explain the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, most notably in higher education? How can we improve opportunities for women and others who are underrepresented in these fields? What are the implications for public policy?

Guest speakers are:

Cordelia Reimers, Professor Emerita of Economics, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Andresse St. Rose, Senior Researcher, American Association of University Women

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Professor of Public Policy, and Education and Economics, NYU Steinhardt and NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service