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STEM Degrees Earned By Women, Minorities Increase.

The Omaha (NE) World-Herald (7/11, Ruggles) reports that “efforts to increase the numbers of women and minority students in science and technology appear to be having some effect, national statistics indicate.” The World-Herald adds that “the numbers of blacks, Hispanics and women earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and math rose considerably between 2008-09 and 2014-15, the most recent year for which data are available.” However, the article states, “there were still more than double the degrees awarded to men than women in STEM, and there were well over twice as many STEM degrees earned by whites as were conferred on blacks, Hispanics and American Indians as a whole.”