WE20 Watch Party: Hidden Figures - Surprise Findings from NSF and Other Sources
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Many STEM studies have been published with copious amounts of data that can be “mined” to yield some surprising findings. This paper will extract findings from the rich data behind the 2018 U.S. National Science Foundation’s Science and Engineering Indicators study and other related sources to present information about women and underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science, as well as trends in graduate degrees in engineering and computer science granted in the U.S. Extractions of the data will be presented against the backdrop of emerging and future technologies and trends, along with potential implications for the future in terms of technology, innovation, economics, immigration policy, etc. The speaker will engage attendees in a discussion of these findings and will solicit their ideas to address some of the concerns brought to light.