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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Nelson


On 3/13 and 3/14, female STEM professionals around the world will be wearing purple. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. 

This is the fifth annual Dress for STEM event bringing awareness to the need for more women in science, technology, engineering, and math careers. In the past Dress for STEM has taken place on Pi Day, March 14th, which celebrates the mathematical constant pi. This year, because pi day occurs on Saturday, Dress for STEM has expanded to a two day event to include female STEM professionals who work weekdays and weekends.

Dress For STEM started with a group of female meteorologists (including myself), and their desire to inspire girls to translate a passion for STEM fields into degrees and employment. Women currently hold only 28% of science and engineering jobs despite making up 47% of the general workforce.

Join us in wearing purple and #DressForSTEM!

Anyone who wants to participate can wear purple and pos

t a picture to social media using the hashtag dress for stem.

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