Progression of Minorities in STEM
The goal of this paper is to show readers how minority groups are growing in the STEM fields. This will be done by telling the history, challenges, and contributions of minorities in STEM fields with a focus on how gender roles and racial stereotypes created barriers for underrepresented groups. From there we will include current examples of the struggles minorities face in STEM fields and what is being done to help ease those struggles. Some examples being what high schoolers think of modern-day barriers in the STEM fields and what workers think of their company’s work to increase diversity. In transitioning into projections of diversity, we’ll focus on socioeconomic obstacles faced by students and the need to integrate intersectionality for meaningful change. By the end of this paper, we hope to maintain an informative and unbiased viewpoint of equal representation or the lack thereof in STEM fields.
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