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Despite a huge boom in technological innovation around the world and an expanding tech industry, the number of graduates who have come from STEM subjects remains relatively low. Just over a quarter of university graduates in the UK have studied a STEM course, and in the US it’s less than 1-in-5.  Within that, there is still a huge disparity in gender after secondary school compulsory education.

In this episode we’ll be looking at how we can engage the next, and future generations in science and technology-led professions, and the importance of role models in showing what can be achieved by a career in STEM, with former NASA rocket scientist, STEM ambassador, entrepreneur and confirmed future astronaut, Aisha Bowe.

This is Technology Now, a weekly show from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Every week we look at a story that's been making headlines, take a look at the technology behind it, and explain why it matters to organizations and what we can learn from it.

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Sources and statistics cited in this episode:
Statistics for the percentage of the UK working population in STEM careers -
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HESA-backed report into role of women in STEM workforce -
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Aubrey Lovell
Michael Bird

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