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Where Are the Women in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math?

Lehigh University

Over the last decade, high schools and universities have adopted programs encouraging female students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, and there’s been a lot of talk about closing the gap.  But now, this divide is changing, with women dominating in some stem fields and men in others.  We’re getting the latest picture.


  • Michelline Dufort - director of business relations and programs at the New Hampshire High Tech Council, which oversees the state’s TechWomen/TechGirls program to promote girls to enter STEM fields
  • Melissa Jurkoic - Technical Product Manager at Newmarket International, a computer software company in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Professor Anne Kapuscinski - Professor of Environmental Studies and Sherman Fairfield Distinguished Chair of Sustainability Science at Dartmouth


  • Elaine Zundl - Research Director for the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University. Her expertise include research and evaluation of programs that recruit and retain women in engineering and computing at the undergraduate level.
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