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 »
The 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert in February. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.Read More »
The Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will perform their fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 17, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.Read More »
Two Missouri University of Science and Technology jazz bands will hold their fall jazz concert on Friday, Oct. 21. Preceding the concert, the Missouri S&T jazz combo will perform at 6:30p.m.Read More »
Leach Theatre will welcome the musical parody of Capitol Steps on Oct. 24 as part of the 2016-17 Campus Performing Arts Series at Missouri University of Science and Technology.Read More »
Celebrate Rolla founder Edmund Ward Bishop’s 196th birthday at the Rolla Town Band’s third performance of the season.Read More »