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Females in STEM Fields

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Why are there so few women in engineering, science and tech field?  We'll discuss the root of the problem - and possible solutions - in advance of a AAUW state conference on the issue to be held at Maine Maritime Academy, Castine.

Guests:

Dr. Kerry Whittaker, Bates College as well as at the Coastal Studies for Girls in Freeport  

Dr.  Dot McLane, AAUW, national office, American Association of University Women

Dr. Elizabeth True, VP of Student Affairs, Maine Maritime Academy

Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.