This year, Mayim Bialik, actress and star of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, is partnering with DeVry University to shed light on the nation’s need for 8 million STEM jobs by 2018* and the opportunity it presents to women. Bialik, who holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Neuroscience, will host New York City’s HerWorld event Friday, March 8.
“Science, technology, engineering and math have lacked visible female role models in the past, and high school girls often perceive the curriculum for these subjects as less approachable,” said Bialik. “HerWorld challenges this perception by giving teenage girls a platform to experience the excitement of STEM firsthand. It engages them in the unique stories of successful women who are making a difference by introducing new innovations and leading initiatives that change lives and inspire enthusiasm about the world of STEM.”
Throughout the month, more than 7,000 girls will participate in more than 20 events across the country. Attendees will experience STEM firsthand – interacting with peers through hands-on workshops and confidence-boosting activities and hearing inspirational stories from women leaders who work in STEM.
For more information about Bialik’s role with HerWorld, check out the press release here.
*Beede, David, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms. STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future. Rep. U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, July 2011.
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DeVry University’s HerWorld program puts on nationwide events each year that give high school girls the opportunity to interact with peers from other high schools in the area, participate in educational and confidence-building activities, and listen to local female leaders discuss how they achieved their career goals.
“HerWorld helps young women realize that they have the power to make their professional ambitions a reality,” said Donna Loraine, provost/vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University. “The impressive stories of female leaders expand the students’ perspective and teach them the steps they need to take to forge their own career paths.”
Each year, DeVry University teams up with its corporate partners to hold National HerWorld Month in March reaching 7,000 young women from hundreds of high schools through more than 30 HerWorld events across the country.]]>