Diversity in STEM

Diversity in STEM is ever-expanding. Check out this brief review of diversity in STEM and at SEAS to learn more about it.

Variety of Graduate Programs offered at SEAS

  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Regulatory Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Applied Science & Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Electrical Engineering

STEM Jobs Trends

    • Women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy; yet hold less than 25 % of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs (U.S. Department of Commerce).
    • 40 %  difference
      • in the number of U.S. information and technology patents filed by mixed-sex teams compared to all-male teams.
    • The STEM wage gap between men and women in the U.S. is almost $16,000 per year.
    • When women and minorities do complete undergraduate STEM programs, they face still more disparity.

STEM Projected Growth

    • STEM jobs are growing faster than any other U.S. sector.
    • Available jobs in the field are set to increase 17 percent between 2014 and 2024
    • Non-STEM employment will grow just 12 percent.
    • The empirical research is clear: A more diverse STEM population predicts huge benefits to tech innovation at large

Diversity & Inclusion Student Committee

SEAS Student Organizations

  • https://www.seas.gwu.edu/seas-student-organizations
    • Examples: Women in Computer Science (WiCS), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN)


By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels