"The goal is to bring science to people who know that they don't like science," Tyson tells Space.com, "My guests are hardly ever scientists; they're people hewn from pop culture.
14 individuals with various backgrounds and talents are being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for their contribution to science, technology, medicine and/or the nation’s welfare.
On March 23, 2015, President Obama talked with each of the young scientists and engineers about their innovative projects at the fifth-annual White House Science Fair.
On March 23, 2015, President Obama met with American’s young scientists and engineers who debuted their innovative projects and experiments at the White House for the fifth annual White House Science Fair.
The conventional wisdom is that women haven’t progressed in careers in STEM due to the pull of children and early choices not to pursue math and science careers (Moss-Racusin, Dovidio, Brescoll, Graham, & Handelsman, 2012). Some studies conclude that the relatively low percentage of women stems from these factors and “is not caused by discrimination” in STEM (Ceci, Williams, & Banett, 2009; Ceci & Williams, 2011; Ceci et al., 2011). Yet three recent studies found that gender bias also plays a role.
Underrepresented minorities' share of Science and Engineering (S&E) bachelor's and master's degrees has been rising since 1993, but their share of doctorates in these fields has flattened at about 7 percent from 2002 to 2012, according to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2015 report.