“Admitting more diverse women into STEM fields is only half the battle.”
“To me, feminism means the advocacy for women’s rights and the beautiful appreciation of all individuals as human!”
The Society of Women Engineers at UCLA (SWE) hosted their third annual Engineers for Professional Equality Conference (EPEC) on Saturday, April 8 in Kerckhoff Grand Salon.
With the low percentages of marginalized groups in STEM fields, both at UCLA and throughout the United States, it is important to discuss the personal experiences that may be fueling those numbers. Discussing the different situations that people of different social identities face is the first step in taking action for tangible change.
It’s important to celebrate the achievements of women from across the globe whose lesser-known contributions to science and technology were indispensable to our current understanding of the world around us.
As more women enter into academia, and in particular physics, it becomes easier and easier for other women to do the same.