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    Trump Signs Bill to Encourage Recruitment of Women in STEM Fields

    Trump Signs Bill to Encourage Recruitment of Women in STEM Fields

    Just a tad problematic for the Day Without Women crowd

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJruRz7CF2M

    As women of privilege abdicate their responsibilities in order to protest President Trump, women hoping to get a leg into the science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM) have new hope.

    A week ago, Trump signed a pair of bills meant to encourage the recruitment of women in male-heavy STEM fields. Only one in four women who hold a STEM degree work in a comparable field. Trump called this “unfair.”

    From Fox DC:

    President Trump said at an Oval Office ceremony that it’s unfair that only one in four women with a degree in one of these areas works in the field.

    One measure authorizes the NASA administrator to encourage young women to study STEM fields and pursue careers that will help advance science and space exploration. It also requires NASA to report to Congress on its plans for achieving the goals spelled out in the legislation.

    The second measure authorizes the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world.

    Trump as the anti-woman president is just another mantra of the ill-informed. He might be uncouth, but so far, nothing about his actions as president indicate sexism.

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    herm2416 | March 8, 2017 at 8:37 am

    We need a bill for this? Good grief.
    Only one in four women who hold a degree have a job in STEM. Perhaps because the foreign visa holders were given priority over ALL degree holders, not just females,
    That statistic is just a dog whistle.


     
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    Anonamom | March 8, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I don’t think that this is an appropriate us of federal power or resources.

    But, as the mom of a very math-inclined daughter, there is a small, dark part of me rejoicing and saying, “Show me the money!” 😮


     
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    mailman | March 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

    This is just disgusting! Trump signing an EO encouraging women to get in to science! DISGUSTING I TELL YOU!!!!


     
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    Humphrey's Executor | March 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Sending rockets to Mars is difficult and confusing and women should not worry their pretty little heads over it.

    Read the bill – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/321/text/enr

    It is one page, lists three educational programs and encourages continuing these programs. And, the new part is asking for a plan to identify any new ways to teach young people about space.

    NASA already has a section on their website as outreach to kids – https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html

    As long as the teaching materials are not political, I’m ok with some educational materials as a product of what we do.


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