Wanted: More Women Inventors to Save the World
Young Women Do Not See Themselves as Inventors
Few of the young women, ages 16 - 25 who consider themselves creative, the characteristic they most associate with inventors, would also describe themselves as inventive; the numbers are somewhat better for young men. This is according to the latest annual Lemelson-MIT Index that gauges Americans' perceptions about invention and innovation. "Further demonstrating inventive traits, young women [42%] show a strong affinity for math and science," according to the Lemelson-MIT Program website. "The results reveal young women's innate interest in inventive fields; however ... less than ten % earn their college degrees in technical majors such as computer and information sciences, engineering or math.This proportionately small group indicates a need to educate women about translating their skills and academic interests into inventive careers."
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