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Calculating for the Future: Can Breweries Provide More STEM Jobs for Women?

“Beer-specific schools and programs also see a mixed bag. At the Siebel Institute in Chicago, administrators note that about 10 percent of its web-based “Concise Course in Brewing Technology” class is female, a number that’s been consistent for a decade. Oregon State University’s fermentation science program has 17 percent female undergraduate enrollment while at Metropolitan State University-Denver, about five of 20 Brewing Industry Operations Program students are typically female.

Which suggests that if the beer industry can act as a focal point for STEM-focused women, recruitment will likely come from standard academic programs as much as those specializing in beer and brewing. According to the Department of Commerce, women with a STEM degree are less likely than men to actually end up in a STEM-related job. This reality grants industries that may not have always pulled from science or engineering fields the chance to help pick up the slack.”

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Calculating for the Future: Can Breweries Provide More STEM Jobs for Women?