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Women in Science and Technology

This topic guide highlight resources about women scientists and their impact.


Women, along with Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Alaska Native peoples, continue to be underrepresented in the US Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce (see The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2020 Report for more information.) As such, it's incredibly important to learn about the great scientific achievements of women, particularly women of color, and celebrate their work. I hope you will explore this guide and be inspired by the many achievements of women scientists across history.

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022

"The National Science Board (Board) is required under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1863 (j) (1) to prepare and transmit the biennial Science and Engineering Indicators (Indicators) report to the President and Congress every even-numbered year. The report is prepared by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within NSF under the guidance of the Board.

Indicators provides information on the state of the U.S. science and engineering (S&E) enterprise over time and within a global context. The report is a policy-relevant, policy-neutral source of high-quality U.S. and international data. The indicators presented in the report are quantitative representations relevant to the scope, quality, and vitality of the S&E enterprise." - The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022

Demographic Composition of STEM Workforce: 2010 and 2019

Demographic composition of the STEM workforce: 2010 and 2019

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