NASA joins White House in addressing gender equality achievements, challenges

NASA hosts a conversation on June 15, 2016 at NASA Headquarters in Washington on pathways for women and girls into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic programs and careers, the space administration said.

The event, Engaging Women and Girls in STEM through Data Science, is scheduled to air on NASA Television and stream live on the agency´s website.

US chief technology officer Megan Smith will join the discussion with NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman, chief scientist Ellen Stofan, and others who are working at the community level to find out how they are empowering women and girls to use data science to tackle real-world, and out-of-this-world, problems through international data challenges and other data science initiatives.

This event is part of the United State of Women Summit, a large-scale effort convened by the White House Council on Women and Girls to rally advocates of gender equality, highlight what has been achieved, identify remaining challenges, and chart a course for addressing them.