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Villanova Engineering Professor Discusses Barriers to Girls Pursuing STEM Careers in U.S. News & World Report Op-Ed

Villanova Engineering Professor Discusses Barriers to Girls Pursuing STEM Careers in U.S. News & World Report Op-Ed

An op-ed by Villanova Engineering professor Amy Fleircher, PhD, in U.S. News & World Report discusses some of the cultural forces which are barriers to girls deciding to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers. As the Mechanical Engineering department chair, Dr. Fleischer know firsthand the importance of representation and normalizing science and engineering interest. She believes the 23 new STEM badges added to the Girl Scouts program and the six new Space Science badges will have a positive impact.

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Violence in Charlottesville

Violence in Charlottesville

Violence in Charlottesville, VA has sent shockwaves through the country after armed white supremacists touting Neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan symbolism marched to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Three fatalities resulted. Villanova faculty are available to discuss the methods and goals of both the protesters and counter-protesters, statements from President Trump, media coverage, and U.S. racial history.

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