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A snapshot of women of the U.S. Geological Survey in STEM and related careers

September 19, 2018


The term “STEM” has been used to group together the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to describe education and professions related to these fields. The professional fields connected to STEM education are thought of as engineering, medicine, and computer technology. Yet these professional fields are merely the tip of the iceberg. Numerous opportunities in these fields encompass environmental research. The possibilities range from predicting the next earthquake to saving polar bears from extinction to developing a vaccine for salmon measles.

The science of natural systems is complex and often requires people from a variety of fields of expertise to make headway with a solution. To that end, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has long recognized the need for a diversity of STEM expertise to address the Nation’s environmental research needs and the vision to facilitate integration of these fields. We are team builders!

In this book, we point out the many facets of research carried out by USGS STEM scientists in an effort to show career options and pathways not typically pursued. The women portrayed were selected by USGS associate and regional directors as representative of particular fields and to inspire future generations.

Publication Year 2018
Title A snapshot of women of the U.S. Geological Survey in STEM and related careers
DOI 10.3133/cir1443
Authors Susan C. Aragon-Long, Virginia R. Burkett, Holly S. Weyers, Susan M. Haig, Marjorie S. Davenport, Kelly L. Warner
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1443
Index ID cir1443
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of the AD Climate and Land-Use Change