This attention-grabbing paintings shows that a few built international locations face a looming scarcity of expert staff in technological know-how, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM). clinical and technological advances and concepts are severe to the commercial functionality of constructed nations and the normal of dwelling in their electorate. The participants talk about the character and measurement of the matter and express why expanding the variety of girls and minorities in STEM industries is essential. they supply purposes for the really few ladies and minorities at present attracted to or operating in STEM, and think about concerns 'upstream' within the education and coaching of girls and minorities and 'downstream' of their paintings studies and occupation demanding situations. ultimately, concrete examples of profitable activities to extend the numbers of girls and minorities in STEM are provided.

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