On Tuesday, President Trump two new executive orders aimed at promoting more women to enter and lead the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
During his Oval Office ceremony, he pointed out that currently only 1 in 4 women with earns a STEM degree are actually working in a STEM job, calling it “unfair” and “unacceptable that we have so many American women who have these degrees who are not being employed in these fields.”
Trump anticipates that the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act will “rapidly change” the current issues women with STEM degrees face and permits the National Science Foundation to “encourage its existing entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world.”
The legislation not only protects women in STEM careers but also seeks to crackdown on off-shoring jobs.
The second bill he signed, Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers and Innovators and Explorers Act (INSPIRE), directs NASA to encourage young women to study STEM fields and pursue careers to help advance science and space exploration.
Additionally, it requires NASA to report to Congress on its plans for achieving the goals dictated in the legislation, reports The Daily Caller.
H/T: The Daily Caller
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