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Update: Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project (#436)

The guests describe the vast array of STEM career and degree options—everything from entomology to roller-coaster design—and review some of the barriers preventing girls and minorities from entering STEM fields. They also discuss Kentucky’s poor national ranking in math and science performance.

The panel includes Carol Hanley, director of education and communications at the University of Kentucky’s Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment; Doris Clark-Sarr, director of Adventures in Math and Science at Murray State University; Caroline Reid, assistant professor of social work at Eastern Kentucky University; and Sue Scheff, coordinator of UK’s Appalachian and Minority Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Majors program.

The guests discuss upcoming events designed to promote girls’ involvement in STEM fields, including forums around the state and the first Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Conference, scheduled June 15 at Hyatt Regency Lexington. Scheduled keynote speaker is Jo Sanders, a national recognized gender equity expert.

Air Dates

Friday, June 5, 2009 at 4:00/3:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET