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.
- Anayat Durrani for US News and World Report July 19th, 2016
- Source: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-07-19/more-female-international-students-pursue-stem-degrees-at-us-universities
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.