Gargees on Mission to Boost Number of Women in Computer Science
Computer science is rapidly growing as technology becomes more pervasive in our homes and lives. However, the number of women in computer science programs in the U.S. has dropped since 2000. Mizzou Engineering’s Rasha Gargees is on a mission to change that.
Mizzou NSBE Named Top Chapter, Again
The Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) continued to garner accolades at the Region 5 Fall Conference in St. Louis Oct. 24-27. For the fifth year in a row, the Mizzou NSBE chapter was selected as the ‘Missouri Zone Most Outstanding Chapter,’ encompassing Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota.
By sharing life lessons, Mizzou’s Rogers shapes future engineers
The mindset of a survivor informs Reg Roger's life’s work as a researcher and educator. And his drive to pass on what he’s learned to future generations of engineers from all backgrounds recently earned him the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award.
Engineering, Columbia STEM Alliance, CPS host STEMette camp
According to recent data from the National Science Foundation, women make up half of the total college-educated workforce nationally, but they account for just 29 percent of the workforce in science and engineering. One way of attempting to end this disparity involves getting girls interested in STEM fields at an early age, and Mizzou Engineering and the Columbia STEM Alliance recently hosted a camp as part of an effort to do just that.
Mizzou NSBE well represented at Annual Convention
The National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention is one of the highlights of the year for NSBE chapters nationwide. Mizzou Engineering’s chapter received lofty accolades and took advantage of networking opportunities at this year’s event.
Develop[Her] focuses on supporting women in computing
Develop[Her] recently held its first meeting, with more than 40 interested students coming to Lafferre Hall to learn more about the nascent organization. Develop[Her] currently is working through the process to become officially recognized by MU and the College according to founders and Mizzou Engineering students Jamie Flores, Madison Williams and Paul Orton.
Assistant dean, STEM colleagues land grant to study identity expression
Identifying and understanding contextual, cultural and developmental differences among identity expression for historically underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is key in supporting and growing these populations in STEM fields.