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University makes strides in women’s science education

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Missouri State University has been listed in the list of top 50 schools in America for the education of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by the College Database. Missouri State ranked 39th.

The College Database identifies universities based on the number of STEM programs offered at the university, a proportion of female student enrollment in these programs and a sizeable volume of female STEM graduates. This data was provided by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

For more information about the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, contact Dr. Tamera Jahnke, dean, at (417) 836-6934 or TameraJahnke@MissouriState.edu.

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About Missouri State University
Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The university’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement

College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering; geography, geology and planning; hospitality and restaurant administration; mathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.

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