April 2012 Science Under the Dome

 

Friday, April 6th at 7:00 PM Dr. Maria Madalena Ferreira, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Science Education Program in the College of Education, Wayne State University, presented: 

 

TRENDS IN WOMEN AND MINORITY REPRESENTATION

IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

 

 

 

 

The demand for science and engineering-related employees has been increasing steadily and all indicators point to continued growth due to a rise in jobs related to new technologies and the increase in the number of baby boomers retiring within the next 15 years.  As a result, a steady supply of students entering and graduating from science and engineering disciplines is essential if the US is to remain economically and technologically competitive. 
 
I will discuss trends related to the percentage of graduate degrees awarded to women and minorities in science and engineering in the past 20 years.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wayne State Planetarium is dedicated to the promotion of science. We are proud to feature a new series of free public lectures covering modern topics in science.