Girls in STEM
Women are underrepresented in STEM education and in STEM career pathways.
- Nationwide ~1.1 million IT jobs by 2024
- ~750K jobs will go unfilled due to lack of talent pool
- +4000 open tech jobs in Utah
- 44% of the Utah workforce are women
- 23% of the Utah tech workforce are women
- Only 11% of the women in tech are women of color
- 5% of Utah tech executives are women
- Tech jobs are high paying and pay 137% of average salary in the state
- Less than 15% of women students pursue degrees in STEM
Weber School District is committed to promoting and encouraging girls in STEM careers. The district offers a variety of STEM-focused programs, including robotics clubs, coding classes, and science fairs, and actively works to provide students with opportunities to connect with role models and mentorship opportunities. Through participation and partnership with organizations and programs throughout the State Weber School District is helping ensure that girls have the skills and confidence they need to succeed.
Scholarships to know about for Girls and Women:
Adam Bond Scholarship for Women in Science Weber State University
General, non-university affiliated:
SWE and many more.
Technology & Engineering Extracurriculars:
SheTech is an industry-led STEM program for underrepresented high school girls designed to create access, enable opportunity and ignite their pursuit of education and careers in tech and STEM. The program works in partnership with industry to introduce the girls to role models, mentors and industry-led hands-on STEM experiences.
SheTech Explorer Day 2023 had more than 3,000 registered students from all over Utah gathering at the Mountain American Expo Center on February 28th, 2023 for a day full of hands-on STEM exploration. Weber School District had girls from all of our high schools in attendance, and we enjoyed participating in the wide variety of activities they had provided.
Did you know that 95% of high school girls report that they don’t know a woman in tech and have never met a female role model? SheTech changes that with thousands of role models, tech companies and mentors that help girls see who they can become.
Save the date for SheTech Explorer Day on March 14, 2024, if you don’t want to miss out on this exciting event next year! (Contact your school's Computer Science teacher for more information about transportation and registration)