Diversity in STEM
(Innovations in Science and Technology)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Innovations from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is a main force of the economic development. A strong STEM workforce and healthy work environment is critical to encourage innovation. Bringing and improving diversity to STEM fields at every stage, from education to job promotion, is the key to the problems such as shortage of STEM worker, discrimination and stereotyping in workplace, and poor user experience for underrepresented groups. This panel includes three papers, which respectively study the underrepresentation of gender or ethnicity in STEM college education, academic placement, leadership and scientific productivity. These papers provide policy implication on increase diversity in STEM by analyzing the different choice or performance between the major and the underrepresented groups.