“We need Hollywood to make movies and television shows about sexy female engineers,” Clinton said in an interview aired Friday on CNN.
Clinton lamented statistics that show girls lose interest in the sciences as they grow older.
“I think [girls are] not seeing role models — they’re seeing boys who are astronauts, boys who are engineers, they’re seeing boys who start Facebook or Google, they’re not seeing girls, its really hard to imagine yourself as something that you don’t see, particularly when you’re a kid,” Clinton said.
Clinton credited the strong female role models in her life, especially her grandmother Dorothy Rodham and mother, Hillary Clinton.
“[My grandmother] put a lot of positive pressure on me to do more, and particularity after her passing I felt like I did need to be doing more,” Clinton said. “We had a responsibility gene she said, particularity the girls in our family.”
Her family’s foundation is supporting a social action campaign that produced the film “Girl Rising,” a film about girls’ education that will be airing on CNN Sunday evening.
Special Texas Day programming is scheduled on the first day of the STEM Solutions National Conference, on June 17, 2013 including a luncheon and celebration dinner. For more information, please contact Tori Baucum. 12:00 PM: T-STEM Leadership Luncheon Keynote speaker: Rashid Davis, Founding Principal of P-Tech Academy, New YorkLocation: Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez [...]
Reflective of this year’s conference theme—Teach. Inspire. Hire.—the targeted tracks present a truly comprehensive look at today’s challenges in STEM and lay the groundwork for sustainable solutions for tomorrow. The program seeks to engage educators, business leaders and policymakers in hard-hitting discussions geared toward solving the most critical and relevant STEM issues. Each conference track is designed [...]
U.S. News & World Report presents an archived video of the STEM Solutions 2012 summit in Dallas, where more than 1,500 educators, scientists, and government officials have gathered along with major corporations to discuss the need to get more sudents interested in science, technology, engineering, and math classes. View the video on the official U.S. News STEM [...]
The first national STEM education and employment conference showcased successful programs–but there’s a need to scale up By Brian Kelly— A year ago, U.S.News & World Report launched a special project to examine the problem of why, at a time of high unemployment, there are so many jobs going unfilled. The answer: American workers lack the necessary skills [...]
Last June at STEM Solutions 2012, five experts from various fields were named to the first class of the U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, as selected by a committee of industry, academic, and nonprofit sector leaders for their roles in advancing STEM. The awards ceremony followed several days of presentations, panels, and conversations—not to mention [...]
Inaugural conference on bridging STEM skills gap attracts 1,500 people, including industry heavy-hitters. Washington, DC—In Dallas, Texas last month, approximately 1,500 experts in business, education and government put their heads together to address the country’s critical need for a globally competitive workforce that is skilled in science, technology, engineering and math.
Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – nearly [...]
For over a century, the Boy Scouts of America have helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Through the merit badge program and activity program for younger Scouts, BSA introduces elements of science, technology, engineering and math in new ways that will help youth build necessary life [...]
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. These community professionals, business officials, public policy leaders, and leading citizens offer their time and talent to [...]