Atlanta, GA, March 04, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Erica Wagner is a young African-American woman rising in science and technology. Even though she is only a teenager and is home schooled, she has been a science and technology enthusiast for most of her life. Her love of science extends to her own YouTube channel called Science Her Way. Miss. Wagner is one of the rising STEM stars highlighted in STEM Darlings, and new digital magazine for minority women and girls.
According to the US Department of Education, African-Americans received just 7.6 percent of all STEM bachelor's degrees and 4.5 percent of doctorates in STEM. In 2011, 11 percent of the workforce was black, while 6 percent of STEM workers were black (up from 2 percent in 1970).
Started by Samantha A. Gregory, a 20-Year Information Technology veteran, STEM Darlings was conceived in January 2018 with its inaugural publication March 1, 2018. Ms. Gregory started the publication because she wanted to find a way to encourage and empower minority women and girls to get excited about STEM-focused education and careers. Though there are plenty of initiatives to empower women and girls across the board, STEM Darlings focuses on minorities females.
Ms. Gregory remembers placing her daughter in front of a computer at age 3-years-old to play a learning game 18 years ago. It helped her daughter get ahead of the technology curve and know her way around a computer. Math and science was also easier to grasp, in part, because of this early exposure. Ms. Gregory’s own journey into Information Technology was challenging and lonely at times. Often she was the only woman and minority on project teams in the corporate offices where she worked. A longing to see other women and minorities in those roles sparked a love of technical training and eventually the digital magazine.
STEM Darlings features profiles of women in STEM Fields, women in history who have made an impact and contribution in science, technology, engineering, and math, activity pages, STEM toy recommendations, and STEM learning resources at low or no cost.
The magazine is available on several digital magazine platforms and on the STEM Darlings website. Read the first issue at http://stemdarlings.com/magazine.
STEM Darlings is a publication of Samantha Gregory Media, LLC.