Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.
This week Mark and Dave discuss the barriers to women in the sciences with Johnson & Wales Dean of Engineering and Design Frank Tweedie, and Department of Engineering and Computer Science Chair Kathryn Parchesco.RIPR's Dave Fallon and PBN's Mark Muphy discuss how to get more women to pursue science and technology degrees.
Parchesco says JWU has seen an encouraging increase in women interested in robotics, which she credits to robotics teams now offered in many high schools and middle schools. She also describes how a state program encouraged her to return to school to study computer science.
Tweedie discusses the difficulty of finding high school graduates qualified for a college-level degree in technology.