Tuesday, November 3, 2015
AOL Charitable Foundation Joins Others in Event on the STEM Workforce
In the United States, it's estimated that 75 percent of all jobs will require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) expertise by 2018, with similar trends playing out in countries around the world. And yet students, particularly women, are dropping out of STEM at the moment when their skills are most needed. Just 24 percent of the world's STEM workforce is women and only 10 percent is made up of minority groups. A new framework is needed to ensure the next generation of STEM innovators is prepared to meet the growing challenges of the global economy.
Sara Link, President, AOL Charitable Foundation, will be on the panel on November 9, 2015 at the Conrad Hotel, when the Global STEM Alliance (GSA) of the New York Academy of Sciences presents leading industry and non-profit organizations to discuss the state of science across the globe and the four key elements important to identify, inspire and empower future STEM leaders. . .