Promoting girls’ participation in STEM careers

Ana Luna, Yereth Romero Blas, Minelly Sarmiento Mendoza, Mario Chong

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In most countries, especially in Latin America, boys are more likely to choose careers in STEM fields compared to girls. The gap exceeds 70%. The lack of role models, inspiration, motivation, and stereotypes contribute to widening this gap. In this work, we present some activities with girls and teenagers that we carried out as a student branch in a Peruvian university. The enthusiasm of the girls and the surveys’ results of the post-workshops confirmed that the role played by the members of WIE (Women in Engineer) had a positive impact on the girls’ lives, inspiring them to approach a STEM career.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDUNINE 2022 - 6th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking engineering education after COVID-19: A path to the new normal, proceedings
EditorsClaudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8336-0
StatePublished - 2022
EventEdunine 2022 - VI IEEE World Engineering Education Conference -
Duration: 13 Mar 202216 Mar 2022
Conference number: 2022


ConferenceEdunine 2022 - VI IEEE World Engineering Education Conference
Abbreviated titleEdunine
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  • STEM careers
  • propel girls in science and technology
  • role models


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