post-title An engineering approach to foster women in STEM | Sierin Lim | TEDxNTU

An engineering approach to foster women in STEM | Sierin Lim | TEDxNTU

An engineering approach to foster women in STEM | Sierin Lim | TEDxNTU
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An engineering approach to foster women in STEM | Sierin Lim | TEDxNTU

Several studies, statistical analyses and even general observations highlight the fact that the number of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), is relatively lower than that of their male counterparts; the troubling ratio being consistent across the globe. In such a scenario, the need to identify the root causes behind the poor participation and presence of females in STEM is of paramount importance, and one that needs addressing at the earliest, if we, as a society, are to create and sustain a world with gender-equal possibilities and opportunities. Sierin is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Associate Dean at the Graduate College at NTU, Singapore. She is a scientist who aspires to inspire women to pursue careers in science and engineering. As a strong advocate for the advancement of women in STEM, she believes they bring their own unique perspective and creativity to the table. She is recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowship and the founding chair and advisor to [email protected] She considers her parents, especially her mother, to be the driving force behind her interest in pursuing science and engineering. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

About Juan Rodulfo

Defined by Nature: Planet Earth Habitant, Human, Son of Eladio Rodulfo & Briceida Moya, Brother of Gabriela, Gustavo & Katiuska, Father of Gabriel & Sofia; Defined by the Society: Venezuelan Citizen (Human Rights Limited by default), Friend of many, Enemy of few, Neighbor, Student/Teacher/Student, Worker/Supervisor/Manager/Leader/Worker, Husband of Katty/ Ex-Husband of K/Husband of Yohana; Defined by the US Immigration System: Legal Alien; Defined by the Gig Economy: Independent Contractor Form 1099; Studies in classroom: Master Degree in Human Resources Management, English, Chinese Mandarin; Studies at the real world: Human Behavior; Studies at home: Webmaster SEO, Graphic Web Apps Design, Internet & Social Media Marketing, Video Production, You Tube Branding, Trading, Import-Exports, Affiliate Marketing, Cooking, Laundry, Home Cleaning; Work experience: Public-Private-Entrepreneur Sectors; Other Definitions: Bitcoin Evangelist, Human Rights Peace and Love Advocate. Author of: Why Maslow: How to use his theory to stay in Power Forever (EN/SP); Asylum Seekers (EN/SP); Manual for Gorillas: 9 Rules to be the “Fer-pect” Dictator (EN/SP); Why you must Play the Lottery (EN/SP); Para Español Oprima #2: Speaking Spanish in Times of Xenophobia (EN/SP). Social Media profiles: Twitter/FB/Instagram/VK/Linkedin/Sina Weibo: @rodulfox
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