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Building a Talent Pipeline for Girls in STEM

The Huffington Post – Jason Winegard

This past February, I spent time in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, meeting with several top tech firms, to explore how I could leverage my role as a Dean at Columbia University to support talent in the industry. My intention was not to talk about diversity, but it quickly became clear that the gender gap in STEM was of imminent concern and an emerging top priority at each company. There is endless opportunity in the US market to build careers in STEM-related fields. President Obama recently announced $4 billion in funding over the next seven years for K-12 computer science programs—which represents one of the largest education initiatives during his tenure in office.”(more)

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