From The Huffington Post:
STEM equity continues to elude educators. Often assessed in terms of undergraduate degrees awarded to women and traditionally underrepresented populations – STEM equity (outside the life, medical and social sciences) remains a source of concern and frustration for many. Over twenty years of extensive research by authors such as Seymour, Tobias and Carnevale articulates the nations’ shortsightedness in addressing the challenge resulting in an inability to engage and retain women and minorities in many STEM undergraduate programs. If years of research have illuminated the problem, why do we continue to lack equity in STEM education?