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Closing the Gender Gap In STEM

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Our latest episode features a Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discussion from a livestream panel hosted by MIND Research Institute on March 10, 2021, featuring MIND’s Content Design Manager Nina Wu, The STEAM Connection Founder Danielle Boyer, and Invent the Change Founder and CEO Jay Flores. Their discussion centered on gender gaps in STEM education and the workforce, and what individuals and organizations can do to drive the cultural changes that need to occur in order to make STEM more inclusive.   

You can listen to the episode in the player below:

 

Topics Covered in the Podcast:
3:00 Intros
5:30 The STEM Gender gap conversation in 2021
8:00 Power and culture in the STEM industry
13:00 Removing barriers and biases
20:30 Meeting students where their passions lie
24:00 Danielle's STEM origins
28:00 Creating a sustainable culture change
33:00 Actions we can all take
37:00 Closing thoughts and recommendations

If you’d prefer to watch the panel instead, you can head over to MIND’s LinkedIn.

You can follow Danielle Boyer on LinkedIn here, and learn more about The STEAM Connection at steamconnection.org. Danielle also co-hosts a weekly podcast called Hands-On Techie Talks, a “family EduTech podcast encouraging hands-on learning for children through technology and engineering.” The podcast can be found on all major platforms and you can listen on the STEM Connection website as well.

 

You can follow Jay Flores on LinkedIn here and on TikTok here. Learn more about Invent the Change and keep up with his current projects at jayfloresinspires.com. Episodes of Jay’s video series “It’s Not Magic, It’s Science” can be found on his YouTube channel. Here are some of the other links mentioned in the podcast:

 

 

Thanks to Nina, Danielle and Jay for a wonderful conversation, and thanks to you for listening to the podcast! If you enjoy the show, please leave us a review on iTunes, Google Play, Spreaker or wherever you are listening. Subscribe to get future episodes as soon as they are released!

 

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Brian LeTendre

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Brian LeTendre is the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian work cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.

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