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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The Student Union Building on the WSU Tri-Cities campus will be used to hold monthly meetings for new mentor program

New mentor program to underrepresented students to feel support within major

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief January 11, 2024

WSU Tri-Cities is partnering with three other universities to build a program mentoring women in STEM students, beginning at the end of this month.  Jillian Cadwell, WSU Tri-Cities research associate,...

Women comprise only 21 percent of full professors in science fields.

WSU needs more female faculty in STEM

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 15, 2021

Women represent 52 percent of the college-educated workforce but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce.  The situation worsens in academia. Especially in STEM, where women are significantly...

Although there are some student groups at WSU that encourage and support women to sustain a career in engineering, the responsibility to support minority groups in the STEM field should not fall solely on students shoulders.

WSU’s support for STEM women lacking

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 25, 2021

I once thought that due to the efforts of past generations of women, the battle for equality was over.  But evidently, there are still biases toward women pursuing a career in science, technology,...

One survey shows that although the number of women earning degrees in engineering has increased in the past 20 years, womens participation remains well below that of men at all degree levels and in all fields of engineering.  

Women in STEM need university support

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 18, 2021

When I first started my master's degree in engineering, I was one of the five girls in the class with 40 other male students. As I made my way through the doctorate program at WSU, the number of women...

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