HP and MIT encourage girls to solve environmental problems
By Katie Mather
Northampton, MA –News Direct– HP Inc.
Similar to other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations, women are underrepresented in environmental science.
the UNESCO Science Report 2021 found that sustainability research was still not a mainstream topic in mainstream scientific journals, despite the fact that climate change, biodiversity loss and declining ocean health affect every person in the world.
A common explanation for the underrepresentation of women in STEM careers is due to unconscious bias. Several studies found that when children Asked to draw pictures of a mathematician or scientists, young girls were twice as likely to draw men as to draw women in these roles.
HP Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are well aware of this gender gap in STEM and have joined forces to invest in young female students interested in sustainability and environmental science. Launch of HP and MIT girls save the world as an incentive to encourage anyone aged 13-18 who identifies as a girl to submit ideas on how to solve an environmental issue facing their local communities. This offered them the chance to get funding to put their idea into action.
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