Reducing barriers in STEM is a step toward advancing gender equity and increasing America’s global competitiveness. STEM occupations are projected to grow by 10.5% over the 2020-2030 decade, compared to 7.5% for non-STEM jobs. Computer and information technology occupations in particular are estimated to grow by 13% over the same period. The supply of new workers in these fields is struggling to match demand, and women remain severely underrepresented.
AAUW Burlington County is committed to promoting opportunities for women and girls in STEM. Each year members volunteer at state program for women and girls. The branch also donate to the state and national STEM programs.