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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The STEM Professions. S cience T echnology E ngineering M athematics. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The STEM Professions. The National Science Foundation identifies the following disciplines as STEM fields: Chemistry

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The STEM Professions

Science

Technology

Engineering

Mathematics

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The STEM Professions

  • The National Science Foundation identifies the following disciplines as STEM fields:
    • Chemistry
    • Computer and Information Technology Science
    • Engineering
    • Geosciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Physics
    • Astronomy
    • Psychology
    • Social Sciences
    • STEM Education and Learning Research
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The STEM Professions

  • Due to increase in globalization and a knowledge-based economy, STEM fields are more critical to our Nation’s competitiveness
  • Must improve capabilities in STEM fields to levels beyond what was considered acceptable in the past(National Science Foundation).
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The STEM Professions

  • Women continue to be underrepresented in the STEM fields
    • Women hold nearly half of the jobs in the U.S. economy, but less than 25% are in STEM fields
    • Little employment growth of women in STEM jobs since 2000
    • Only one of seven engineers is female
    • Hold only 27% of all computer science jobs

(*U.S. Department of Commerce)

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The STEM Professions

  • Attracting Women to STEM fields
    • Expose women to STEM careers to increase future interest
    • STEM practitioners serve as role models, ambassadors, and gatekeepers to their fields
      • Become a mentor
      • Speak at schools or youth organizations
      • Invite youth/women to a refuge or hatchery
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The STEM Professions

  • Common STEM careers in the Fish and Wildlife Service include:
    • Wildlife Biologist
    • Fishery Biologist
    • Endangered Species Biologist
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Ecologist
    • Geneticist
    • Hydrologist
    • Forester
    • Engineer
    • Archeologist
    • Information Technology Specialist
    • Accountant
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The STEM Professions

Meet some of our FWS Women in STEM Careers

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Ashantye Williams

Ashantye is a Geneticist at the Warm Springs Fish Technology Center in Warm Springs, Georgia

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Erin Myers

Erin is a Private Lands Biologist and a Veterinarian at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge located near Naples, Florida

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Jennifer is a Prescribed Fire Specialist at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Jennifer Hinckley

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Sarah is an Aquatic Endangered Species Biologist at the Ecological Services Field Office in Raleigh, North Carolina

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Sarah McRae

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Joyce is a Wildlife Biologist at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Florida

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Joyce Kleen

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Amy is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist at the Ecological Services Field Office in Jackson, Mississippi

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Amy Carson

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Tamara is a Biologist at the Ecological Services Field Office in Athens, Georgia

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Tamara Johnson

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Theresa is an Aquatic Ecologist with the Southeast Region’s Inventory and Monitoring Branch at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in Hardeeville, South Carolina

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Theresa Thom

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Roxannais a Division Chief for Environmental Quality with Ecological Services and works in the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Roxanna Hinzman

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Karen Sughrue

Karen is an Ecologist with Ecological Services in Townsend, Georgia

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Cindy is a Program Supervisor for Fisheries and works in the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Cindy Williams

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Kate Blough is a  Law Enforcement Support Assistant at the Port of Louisville, Kentucky. 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Katrina “Kate” Blough

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Sharon Fuller-Barnes

Sharon Fuller-Barnes is an Education Specialist for the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia

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Nicole is a Coastal Ecologist with the Southeast Inventory & Monitoring Network at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Awendaw, South Carolina

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Nicole Rankin

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Erin is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for Ecological Services at the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Erin Rivenbark

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Marilyn is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program and works in the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Marilyn Lawal

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Jaci is a Fish Biologist at the Warm Springs Fish Technology Center in Warm Springs, Georgia

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Jaci Zelko

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Nikki is a biologist with Ecological Services and works in the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Nikki Lamp

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Carolyn Hust

Carolyn is the Southeast Region’s Chief Technology Officer

and works at the Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

TONI WESTLAND

Toni is the Supervisory Refuge Ranger at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida

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