IUP Champions Enrolling Women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math


Worldwide, less than 30 percent of women at colleges and universities choose to study in one of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Christina Ruby, third from left, with undergraduate and graduate students from the Kopchick CollegeThe figures on women in STEM were released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in conjunction with the February 11 International 妇女和女孩的科学天。

However, IUP is working hard to make sure all students, regardless of gender, are empowered to study in STEM.

Almost 60 percent of the students in the IUP John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 是女性。

“We have always focused on helping all of our students – regardless of gender – find their interest and their passion,” Deanne Snavely, dean of the Kopchick College, said. “Women are traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields, so we have worked to create diversity in our majors, including gender equity.

Because women students are underrepresented in the sciences, that often means that women are underrepresented in STEM classrooms and programs.


502 Bad Gateway presentation and competition and panel of distinguished scientists, many of them IUP alumnae.

502 Bad Gateway

The afternoon session will continue breakout discussions on topics of interest to professional women culminating with a keynote by a successful woman scientist.

IUP还提供了一个 女性在干 club and a Women in Computer Science Club.