Changing the face of STEM from Latin America to NASA
By 2020, 80% of jobs will be STEM-related, but currently women comprise just 14% of the global STEM workforce. We know that a significant part of tackling gender inequalities starts in the classroom as education provides a critical path for female students to fulfil their potential in STEM. While questions remain as to how to get there, inroads are being made. In this podcast, Sandra Cauffman, Deputy Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA shares her experience of being a minority woman in STEM and why she returns to Latin America, and her native Costa Rica, to promote STEM education.