ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM
On International Women’s Day, help kids celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
In the words of IFLScience, women are at the forefront of scientific research, historically and today. There are so many scientific breakthroughs that wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of women, and doubtless there will be many more in years to come.
Women might be pitifully underrepresented in STEM fields, making up just 34 percent of the workforce – Black, Latina, and Indigenous women are even more poorly represented, making up less than 10 percent – but they’re responsible for some pretty awesome science nonetheless. Keep reading IFLScience’s list of iconic women innovators in STEM.