Department of Arts, Languages & Philosophy
STEM Monologues depicts hurdles for women in science, tech, engineering and math — in their own words
The challenges faced by women in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are well-documented, and pervasive. While more than 56 percent of college students on U.S. campuses are female, the percentages of women earning degrees in the fields collectively known as STEM hover at less than half that rate. In the workplace, women represent nearly half of the U.S. workforce but account for just 28.4 percent of American scientists and engineers, according to the National Science Foundation.
Beyond those statistics, though, are countless personal stories: withering accounts of casual discrimination; demeaning remarks that continue to sting years later; diminished expectations by classmates, professors, coworkers and supervisors; and in the most severe cases, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Those personal stories are at the heart of “The STEM Monologues,” a new play being performed by the Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology over the next two weeks.Read More »
Two Missouri University of Science and Technology jazz bands will hold their fall jazz concert on Friday, Nov. 3. Preceding the concert, the Missouri S&T jazz combo will perform at 6:30 p.m.Read More »
The area community is invited to attend an artist reception to view a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by selected Missouri University of Science and Technology students and vote for a favorite piece of artwork.Read More »
The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and technology will perform “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James in October.Read More »
The local community is invited to view new and classic films at no cost during Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2017 Free Fall Film Festival. The first film in the series will be “Hidden Figures,” an American biographical drama that follows African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Cold War’s space race.Read More »