pt. 1. Women and minorities in STEM : the big picture -- pt. 2. Experiences of women and minorities in STEM -- pt. 3. Building interest and commitment to STEM -- pt. 4. Enriching the educational experience -- pt. 5. Improving the professional experience.
Advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are key factors in contributing to future economic performance, higher living standards and improved quality of life. As dominant white males near retirement and immigration slows, developed countries face a serious skill shortage in critical STEM disciplines. This fascinating book examines why the numbers of women and minorities in STEM are low, outlines the potential consequences of this and prescribes much needed solutions to the problem.