The Ladies of my Women in STEM Jewelry Line

 

I started this line of jewelry to bring attention to some of history’s fascinating women of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who often go unnoticed. As a huge history nerd, part of my motivation for this series was so I could have an excuse to read about these fascinating ladies.

Why STEM?

In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in STEM fields, but when choosing a college major, just 0.3% of high school girls select computer science. They now represent 12% of all computer science graduates, but in 1984, they represented 37%. In a room full of 25 engineers, only 3 will be women. These fields are about problem solving, and that is best accomplished by having a diverse group on people working on those problems.

For each necklace that is purchased, a $5 USD donation in the buyer’s name will be made to the non-profit Girls Who Code, which aims to reach gender parity in computing fields by exposing middle school aged girls to programming.

The Women 

Want one of your own? They're all available to buy here!

Who's your favorite woman in science? Have someone you'd like to see featured? Let me know in the comments or by tweeting me @AubergDesigns


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