If you search for “history of women in computer science,” you will find dozens of articles detailing a brief summary of women creating the field, and then how we were systematically excluded from it in extreme detail. As a girl looking for peers and validation in the field of computer science, being shown every way […]
“A Visitor” Apparently, the term “visitor” often refers to any woman walking around Georgia Tech’s campus. It is meant to make fun of the university’s highly skewed gender ratio. As a female student at Georgia Tech, I had hoped this term was also a joke about stereotypes in the tech industry overall. Sadly, statistics say […]
Many accomplished women, including Prof. Melinda McDaniel, emphasize the inadequate portrayal of women in computer science and, often times, the sciences in general. In an interview with STEM-the-Divide, computer science professor at Georgia Tech Prof. Melinda McDaniel shared her story of pursuing computer science as a woman and discussed possible barriers other young women pursuing […]
The world of rapid technological advancement that we live in today is primarily male dominated, especially in the various fields of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). These are the estimated percentages of women in the STEM workforce from 2017: 35% of chemists are women 11% of physicists and astronomers are women 33% of environmental engineers […]
STEM fields today are extremely male dominated. For teen girls to be confident preparing to enter the STEM field, they need to see themselves in the STEM field. This magazine will serve as a locus for discussing female hardship and celebrating female success in STEM. As the name implies, a play on “stem the tide”–meaning to slow or stop said tide, this magazine aims not only to encourage teen girls to be interested in STEM, but show them evidence of women in STEM, the struggles they’ve overcome, and the successes they’ve achieved to slow, stop, and REVERSE the division against women in STEM.