More Female International Students Pursue STEM Degrees at U.S. Universities

Research opportunities in the U.S. are drawing students to the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

As a sick child suffering from severe asthma, Indian national Tvisha Gangwani says her parents never pressured her to focus on academics. She got by with average grades – except in math and science, where she excelled.

One math teacher, who became her mentor, saw Gangwani's potential and encouraged her to pursue science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM fields. She followed this advice and enrolled at the University of Southern California, where she is now pursuing a bachelor's in electrical engineering with a minor in math. 

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