Science, technology, engineering and math majors can lead to high-paying jobs, especially in Houston where many of these industries thrive. And yet, there are some disparities when it comes to which students are participating in such STEM programs. African-American and Hispanic students account for less than 15 percent of those graduating with STEM degrees. And although women make up half of the nationâs workforce, they hold less than a quarter of such STEM jobs. Why?
We explore why more women and minorities donât pursue those degrees, and we learn about efforts to change that trend.